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July 28, 1945 - WAVES "PASS THE WORD" - Speed is the byword in modern warfare And in no branch of the armed services is it more 
vital than in communications. Equally important in this aspect of warfare is accuracy, Both speedy and accurate are the WAVES who "man" 
Naval Communications at Washington, DC - heart of the Navy's far-flung communications network. Through their hands flows the unending
stream of messages attendant upon the prosecution of the war. Replacing male experts needed at sea or at distant bases, the alert, competent
members of the Women's Reserve are "passing the word" for the men behind the guns.

"WAVE Hope Humphreys operates a radio circuit high-speed transmitter at the Naval  Communications Center, Washington, D.C. Radioman Edward J. Markaity is verifying the messages."
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Messages on high speed - or Boehme - tape are checked  by (left to right) RMC Jasper Bert; RM2 Hope Humphreys, and RM1 Edward J, Markaity - Naval  Communications Center, Washington, D.C.,  July 1945
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"Messages received over the Weather and Hydro circuits at Naval Communications are perforated, checked, and transmitted over the Navy radio network by Radioman First Class Norma Challis of Ernsworth, Pa. and Radioman First Class Harold V. Alberts of Minneapolis, Minn." wheatstone-wash-1945.jpg (13473720 bytes)
"Telegrapher Third Class Ida May Rowley checks monitor tape." 
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"A vital section of Naval Communications is Radio Central. At the control board are Telegrapher First Class Jeanne Hunt (left) of Fostoria, O., and Telegrapher Second Class June Foss of Pittsburgh, Pa."
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