Sydney, NSW. C. 1943. Noreen Dudgeon of Rose Bay, NSW, instructs US Naval personnel in visual ...

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Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney, Rose Bay
Accession Number 017674
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Australian News And Information Bureau
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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Description

Sydney, NSW. C. 1943. Noreen Dudgeon of Rose Bay, NSW, instructs US Naval personnel in visual signalling. Left to right: Third class Signallers E. W. Schwaller of Appleton, Wisconsin; W. G. Hunter of Monroe, Wisconsin; Joe Smerdel of Indianapolis, Indiana; T. C. Johnson of Abilene, Texas; R. L. Walters of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. They are amongst the first group of US Navy personnel to do a full signals course with the Women's Emergency Signals Corps. Believed to be the only signals school run by women in the world, it has trained 10,000 Allied fighting men since war began. All instructors give services voluntarily. Director and Chief Instructor, Mrs F. V. McKenzie, an electrical engineer, has had a radio transmitting licence for many years and was one of Sydney's first experimenters in radio.