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Welcome home, shipmate

Welcome home, shipmate

Storekeeper 2nd Class Ruth LeDue, a woman accepted for voluntary military service, welcomes Chief Radioman Rodney M. Kimbley, Sept. 21, 1945, at U.S. Naval Air Station Honolulu, now Keehi Lagoon NEX. Kimbley, of Elnora, Indiana, returned from a Japanese prison camp with 18 other Navy and Marine recovered American military personnel. Photo courtesy of Hawaii […]

Quality assurance

Quality assurance

Aviation Metalsmith 2nd Class Elizabeth Holbrook, USNR (W) checks a finished metal bracket against its blueprint, in a huge assembly and repair building at a naval air station in the Hawaiian Islands, circa mid-1945. U.S. Navy photo, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Sailing along

Sailing along

Sailors enjoy a ride in a Hawaiian war canoe during operations off Oahu, late October 1949. Photo by Ted Huggins.