Harriet Marie Hansen

Harriet Hanson Joins WAVES
Miss Harriet Hansen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred T. Hansen of 418 Marston Avenue, left yesterday for Bloomington, IN, where she will take basic training in the WAVEs. Miss Hansen, who was sworn in on October 8, was graduated from the Eau Claire High School and finished the University of Wisconsin in 1936. She was a teacher in the school at Viroqua, WI in 1942.

HARRIET HANSEN
"There is more fun training to be a WAVE than in attending college," says Seaman Harriet Hansen, Storekeeper Third Class, who has just returned home on a six-day furlough, after completing her course at the Navy Storekeepers School on the campus of the University of Indiana, Bloomington.

She is here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred T. Hansen. 

There is a sense of unity, of working together for a big cause, which makes the training a great experience, she declares.

The girls live in one of the college dormitories. They were instructed by Army officers and also had civilian instructors. They were indoctrinated into the customs and traditions of the Navy, were taught drilling and marching, and were given an intensive course in all phases of accounting and other subjects they will need for their duties as "store keepers." 

There is need for many more girls in the WAVES to free Navy men for active duty. At the same time, the girls gain a fine training, which will be of use to them in civilian life. They learn the value of teamwork, of system, and of discipline. They work hard, says Seaman Hansen, but they like it, and  she advises all girls, who are qualified and are free to do so, to join the Navy as WAVES.


Ensign Harriet H. Hansen (SC) United States Naval Reserve (W) is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred T. Hansen, 418 Marston Avenue, this city. On May 5, she is to report to the U.S. Naval Training School, Supply Corps, at Cambridge, MA.

Midshipman
HARRIET HANSEN
An Eau Claire girl, formerly an enlisted WAVE, has been selected for officer's training and is now at Midshipmen's School at Smith College, Northampton, MA.

She is Harriet M. Hansen, 418 Marston Avenue, Eau Claire, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. T. Hansen. Her brother is Lieutenant (junior grade) F. T. Hansen, Jr., United States Navy, a graduate of the Naval Academy.

Miss Hansen attended the University of Wisconsin. She was stationed in the Bureau of Supplies and Accounts Office in Cleveland, before being selected for officer's training. She formerly held the rating of Storekeeper 3 Third Class. She had completed a course at the Navy Storekeeper's School on the campus of the University of Indiana.


Harriet Hansen: Ensign in WAVEs
Harriet Marie Hansen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred T. Hansen, Sr., 418 Marston Avenue, was commissioned Ensign, U.S. Navy Reserve, on March 7, after completing her training at the Naval Reserve Midshipmen's School (WR) at Northampton, MA. She has been assigned for temporary duty at the Navy Yard, NY.

Miss Hansen is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, 1936, and of the Eau Claire State Teachers College, 1940. Before joining the Women's Reserve, she taught in the junior high school at Viroqua.


At Naval Air Base

ENSIGN HARRIET HANSEN
Ensign Harriet Hansen has been assigned to duty at the Naval Air Training Station, Pensacola, FL and will report there, following a leave spent with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hansen, Marston Avenue. 

Ensign Hansen, a graduate of the Eau Claire High School and of the University of Wisconsin, has just completed a four-month course of training in the Navy Supply Corps School at Harvard School of Business Administration, Radcliffe Branch. 

Women who have held important executive positions in business were among the WAVES taking this course, Miss Hansen said. Her training and her work, since she enlisted in the women's branch of the Navy Reserve, have been of unusual interest and value, she states, and she believes that many more girls would enlist, if they realized the many opportunities the service holds for them. 

This Eau Claire girl enlisted in the WAVES in October 1942 and, after boot training, she completed a course at the Navy Storekeeper's School on the campus of the University of Indiana. She was chosen for officer's training and received her commission after graduation from Midshipmen's School at Smith College, Northampton, MA. 

Ensign Hansen has a brother in the service, Lieutenant F. T. Hansen, a graduate of the Naval Academy at Annapolis. He is now at the Naval Air Station at Ottumwa, Iowa, after he and his wife, the former Janet Hopkins, spent a month's leave visiting his parents here.