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World War I era Yeomen (F)
The first really large-scale employment of women as Naval personnel took place to meet the severe clerical shortages of the World War I era. Here the Yeomen (F) or or ‘Yeomanettes’ as they were popularly known are being inspected by Rear Admiral Victor Blue (left center), Chief of the Bureau of Navigation, on the Washington Monument grounds, Washington, D.C., in 1918.

Image: U.S. Naval Historical Center