Patricia E. Eusty

Six Waves End Training and Receive Assignments
Eighty Northwest WAVES, who recently completed their boot training at Hunter College, have now reported to 10 different specialized schools and five other active duty stations, according to Howard Whamond, Specialist First Class (R) USNR, Recruiter in Charge, Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls Navy Recruiting Stations. 

Eau Claire girls and their assignments are Katherine D. Moussette, Seaman Second Class, 124 1/2 North Oxford, direct assignment to Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA; Carmen N. Hoeppner, Seaman Second Class, 414 Summer Street, gunnery; Betty J. Mittelstadt, Seaman Second Class, 525 Hudson Street, Naval Training School (aircraft), Chicago, IL; Patricia E. Eusty, Seaman Second Class, 708 Chippewa Street, Naval Training School, Chicago, IL; Mary J. Cary, Seaman Second Class, 812 Oxford Avenue, Yeoman; Mary A. Shilts, Seaman Second Class, direct assignment to Washington, DC. 

Classification for these various Navy billets is the major responsibility of Hunter College, and selection is based on the candidate's choice, the result of comprehensive aptitude tests, past business experience, and the need of the Navy. 

The largest number of WAVES reported to the Navy Yeoman Schools at Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls, Iowa and Oklahoma A & M College, Stillwater, Oklahoma. All girls included in this category have had some office experience, previous to entering the WAVES, as clerks, stenographers, secretaries, office girl, typists, or supervisors. 

The Hospital Corps claimed the next largest number of girls. Previous experience is not necessary for this field, but a request must come from the girl herself before she is considered for this type of duty. Training for beginners is given at the Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD. Technicians with previous hospital experience are sent directly to the Naval Hospital, St. Albans, Long Island, NY for more advance training in their specialties.

A dozen northwest girls were retained at Hunter College, pending their assignment in other specialized schools, for which their background and experience qualified them, such as mail clerks, supervisors, personnel classifiers, photographers; IBM operators.

Aircraft Instrument Maintenance School, Chicago and the Radio School, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio took three Northwest WAVES each.

Other schools to which WAVES, enlisted through the Minneapolis WAVE Office, reported are Control Tower Operator and Link Trainer Instructor, Atlanta, GA; Aerial Gunnery Instructor, Pensacola, FL; Photograph Research, Anacostia, MD; and Storekeeper, Milledgeville, GA. 

West Coast naval stations to which WAVES were sent on direct assignment included San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Pasco, WA. Five others reported to Washington, DC.