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Helene Lipman

Yeoman Helene Lipman served in the Navy from 1944-1946 during World War II. She said, “I joined for two reasons. Patriotism. It was World War II going on, and I really wanted to help.” Yeoman Lipman was stationed in Jacksonville, Florida. “We were the pioneers,” she said. “Before, no women were allowed in the Navy, except for nurses. We weren’t allowed to leave the United States proper, so I felt we didn’t do as much as the men. We did what we could.”

Last Updated: 29 March 2023



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