The WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) provided support personnel to the Navy and Marine Corps during World War II. Their service allowed more men to be deployed to combat theaters.
One of their most prominent roles was providing navigation instruction to pilot candidates and navigators. This included classroom instruction, operating Link Celestial Navigation Trainers, and assisting on training flights. A select few WAVES flew as navigators on Naval Air Transport Service Flights in the United States and the Caribbean.