Got a girl crush on: WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service)
A Continuous Lean has got a great photo piece on (chambray clad) female sailors in WWII. In 1942, the US Navy made an unprecedented move and recruited over 27,000 women to be officers in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) division. These women were assigned the same ranks, ratings, and even the same pay as male personnel.
See also: WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots)