Mary Bingham


Another tribute to the women of WWII.

Hinges of History

WAVE Mary Bingham talks about enlisting in the WAVES and serving in the Navy.

Her story is part of our month of video countdown to the home video release of Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II.

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Everett Smith served with the Headquarters Company, 187th Regiment, 11th A/B Division during WWII. This site is in tribute to my father, "Smitty." GP is a member of the 11th Airborne Association. Member # 4511 and extremely proud of that fact!

Posted on September 12, 2015, in WWII and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 38 Comments.

  1. What a poignant recruiting poster! My sense is that one reason many women who joined the WAVES (and the WACs) during WWII was that they had family members or close friends who were serving.

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  2. It’s been far too long since I’ve been able to visit, and I’m so glad to be here to see Mary’s video! Thank you!

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  3. What a great bunch of people they were, dedicated and hard working. They deserve far more credit than they got – as I think I may have said before.

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  4. Interesting trailer to the story of the Heroines from the Home front.
    I predict it will have some extraordinary statistics gp.


  5. Great to have this personal memoir preserved for posterity.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  6. What a great tribute!
    Thank you for sharing this, GP!
    Women are always smarter, stronger, and more courageous than they get credit for. 😉
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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  7. This reminds me of the film ‘The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter’ — about the women who built the warships during WWII. The same determination and courage and humour.

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  8. Thank you so much for remembering the ladies!

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  9. I’m trying to hit like, but the button won’t load on my phone. I’ll try again later.


  10. I like how the recruiters helped her to qualify. Nice video.


  11. I’m forwarding the video to my cousin Tanya, who is currently an ensign in the USN.

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  12. I love the way the ‘can do ‘ attitude was fostered. There must have been some great instructors.

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