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.
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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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.