Military Cap
Military Cap
Military Cap


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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Clothing Accessories
Clothing and Accessories
Headwear
Uniforms
World War II ➔ Military Cap

Identifier:
131161.2
Description:
This cap is from the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Serice (WAVES) of the United States Navy Reserve. It was worn by Anne M. Kleiner in 1942 to 1946 while serving during World War II. 

This cap is made of blue and white cotton.

 
Date:
circa 1941
Materials:
Cotton
Dimensions:
3"" h 9"" w
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift of Anne M. Kleiner
Rights:

Makers/Donors
Anne M. Kleiner
Anne M. Kleiner served in WAVES during World War II. In 1943 she was an Ensign and by 1945 she was promoted to Lieutenant Junior. At the end of her service, she had been promoted to a Lieutenant. She was enrolled in the University of Michigan in 1940.

Anne M. Kleiner
Anne M. Kleiner served in WAVES during World War II. In 1943 she was an Ensign and by 1945 she was promoted to Lieutenant Junior. At the end of her service, she had been promoted to a Lieutenant. She was enrolled in the University of Michigan in 1940.

Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service
The Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, also known as WAVES, was established in 1942 by the U.S. Congress. It was the women's branch of the United States Naval Reserve during World War II. Once created by Congress, the U.S. Navy was allowed to accept women into the Naval Reserve as commissioned officers and enlisted members for the duration of the war. This law paved the way for Public Law 689, which allowed women to serve in the Navy. The creation of the WAVES allowed men to work sea duty while the women replaced them in short establishments. They served at 900 shore stations in the United States and worked in a variety of fields such as administrative, medical, and engineering. 
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Grand Rapids
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