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Today in World War II History—Aug. 3, 1942

Lt. Cdr. Mildred McAfee, USNR, Director of the WAVES, WWII (US Navy photo)

Lt. Cdr. Mildred McAfee, USNR, Director of the WAVES, WWII (US Navy photo)

75 Years Ago—Aug. 3, 1942: Lt. Cdr. Mildred McAfee is named the first director of the WAVES, becomes the first female officer in the US Naval Reserve.