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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

JANET MURIEL MEAD PAPERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Janet Muriel Mead (1923-2009) of Sand Creek, Michigan, served as a radioman 3rd class in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II.


COLLECTION SUMMARY

The collection contains letters written by Mead to her parents throughout her military career, as well as during the mid-1950s, and photographs of Meade, other WAVES, and the Naval Air Station Seattle.

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BIOGRAPHY

Janet Muriel Mead (1923-2009) of Sand Creek, Michigan, joined the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) in August 1944. Following basic training at Hunter College in Bronx, New York, Mead attended radio school at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. In February 1945, Mead was stationed at the Naval Air Station Seattle (Sand Point). She was discharged from the WAVES in August 1946, shortly after her marriage to Jack Helm.


CONTENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Item
Four WAVES in front of fountain, circa 1945
Item # WV0389.6.005
From the Janet Muriel Mead Papers
Janet Mead in white service dress, ca. 1945
Item # WV0389.6.006
From the Janet Muriel Mead Papers
Two WAVES walk down sidewalk, circa 1945
Item # WV0389.6.009
From the Janet Muriel Mead Papers
Portrait of Janet Muriel Mead, circa 1944
Item # WV0389.6.001
From the Janet Muriel Mead Papers
Janet Mead and Dick, circa 1945
Item # WV0389.6.004
From the Janet Muriel Mead Papers
Janet Mead in front of dining hall, ca. 1945
Item # WV0389.6.007
From the Janet Muriel Mead Papers
Barrack A at NAS Seattle, circa 1945
Item # WV0389.6.008
From the Janet Muriel Mead Papers
Letter from Janet Muriel Mead to her mother, 20 August 1944
Item # WV0389.4.001
From the Janet Muriel Mead Papers
Letter from Janet Muriel Mead to her mother, 26 August 1944
Item # WV0389.4.002
From the Janet Muriel Mead Papers
Letter from Janet Muriel Mead to Bud, 16 December 1944
Item # WV0389.4.003
From the Janet Muriel Mead Papers
Barrack B at NAS Seattle, circa 1945
Item # WV0389.6.003
From the Janet Muriel Mead Papers
NAS Seattle gatehouse, circa 1945
Item # WV0389.6.002
From the Janet Muriel Mead Papers

ADDITIONAL CONTENTS:
Letters written by Mead to her parents throughout her military career, as well as during the mid-1950s. Photographs in the collection include images of Meade, her friends in the WAVES and U.S. Navy, and the Naval Air Station Seattle.