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The Resource Mother was a gunner's mate : World War II in the Waves, Josette Dermody Wingo

Mother was a gunner's mate : World War II in the Waves, Josette Dermody Wingo

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Mother was a gunner's mate : World War II in the Waves
Title
Mother was a gunner's mate
Title remainder
World War II in the Waves
Statement of responsibility
Josette Dermody Wingo
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Language
eng
Summary
  • In 1944 the U.S. Navy, fighting on two fronts and needing all the hands it could get, said "Welcome Aboard" to Josette Dermody and sent her to boot camp at Hunter College. Full of naivete and patriotic military brio, the Waves brought their own outlook to the man's world of the Navy. Dermody and her roommates learned to shoot antiaircraft guns at Great Lakes and spent the rest of the war teaching sailors of the Armed Guard Center on Treasure Island, California, to use
  • the ring gunsights on antiquated Oerlikons. She digested the Navy "Rocks and Shoals" and kept out of trouble (mostly). She watched German prisoners-of-war learn English from the sailors ("hubba, hubba, what a tomato, whatcha doin' tonight, sweetheart?"). She taught Russian sailors en route to Murmansk how to lead with American ringsights. She watched the United Nations Conference prepare for the peace. She celebrated V-J Day on Market Street, protected from the rioting
  • by her handsome, rakehell boatswain's mate. Best of all, she and her shipmates marched in the victory parades with all the others who had fought the good fight and helped win the war
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1924-
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Wingo, Josette Dermody
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Wingo, Josette Dermody
  • United States
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Women sailors
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Mother was a gunner's mate : World War II in the Waves, Josette Dermody Wingo
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm30109740
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 234 pages
Isbn
9781557509246
Lccn
94010440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30109740
  • (Sirsi) a574697
Label
Mother was a gunner's mate : World War II in the Waves, Josette Dermody Wingo
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm30109740
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 234 pages
Isbn
9781557509246
Lccn
94010440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30109740
  • (Sirsi) a574697

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