Unidentified woman in Coast Guard uniform


Unidentified woman in Coast Guard uniform


Black and white copy of a photo of a young woman in what museum records identify as a Coast Guard Uniform from the World War II era. Her hair is curled and held away from her face. She wears a dark uniform jacket over a light shirt with a dark tie. Insignia on her jacket collar is a shield in a circle over two crossed, fouled anchors. On her arm is a patch with a light colored eagle over a cross and a single chevron. The patch indicates she was a pharmacist assistant or a corpsman, third class, though most likely she assisted in a noncombat role in a hospital or other medical center. Women volunteers in the medical corps ran x-ray machines and did a number of other low-skilled medical jobs. Museum records do not identify the woman or the dates of her military service. This photo is part of the Herbert E. McMullen bequest. McMullen was a local photographer who also collected other images of daily life, people, and locations in Washington County and northwest Oregon.

Date Created

circa 1945


copy prints




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