Commissioning ceremony of USS Tang, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 15 Oct 1943Officers of USS Tang shortly after commissioning, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 15 Oct 1943Postcard commemorating the commissioning of USS Tang, 15 Oct 1943US Navy sailor helping a WAVES trainee pilot putting on her oxygen mask,  Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 15 Oct 1943
Commissioning ceremony of USS Tang, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 15 Oct 1943Officers of USS Tang shortly after commissioning, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 15 Oct 1943Postcard commemorating the commissioning of USS Tang, 15 Oct 1943US Navy sailor helping a WAVES trainee pilot putting on her oxygen mask, Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 15 Oct 1943
WAVES personnel putting on oxygen masks in preparation of flight simulation in chill chamber,  Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 15 Oct 1943WAVES personnel receiving briefing in preparation of flight simulation in chill chamber, Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 15 Oct 1943WAVES Seaman 1st Class C. Reed arriving at ACORN Training Detachment, Port Hueneme, California, United States, 15 Oct 1943WAVES trainee pilot preparing for flight simulation in the chill chamber,  Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 15 Oct 1943
WAVES personnel putting on oxygen masks in preparation of flight simulation in chill chamber, Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 15 Oct 1943WAVES personnel receiving briefing in preparation of flight simulation in chill chamber, Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 15 Oct 1943WAVES Seaman 1st Class C. Reed arriving at ACORN Training Detachment, Port Hueneme, California, United States, 15 Oct 1943WAVES trainee pilot preparing for flight simulation in the chill chamber, Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 15 Oct 1943


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