WWII veteran honored during her 100th birthday celebration (PHOTOS) - world cultures

WWII veteran honored during her 100th birthday celebration (PHOTOS)



Joyce Edith Wagner Weaver was honored during her birthday celebration in Pensauken on Saturday afternoon — not only for turning 100, but also for helping pave the way for women after her.

Born on July 11, 1922 and raised in Barrington, Weaver joined the United States Navy in 1942, a few years after graduating from Haddon Heights High School. After completing training camp, Naval Training School and Training at the Naval Air Technical Training Center, I was stationed at Naval Air Station in Norman, Oklahoma, working as a flight mechanic. There she worked on the Spearman (Boeing) Model 75, which was used as a military training aircraft, and her specialty was repairing self-contained magnetic high-voltage generators that provided ignition to the aircraft engine through spark plugs.


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