Jane Reynolds Nordstrom McCauley

Time Period

1910-1940

Notable Facts

U.S. Navy, 1943-1945.

Personal Information

Date of Birth

02/10/1921

Primary Residence

Vernon

Religion

Lutheran

Historical Significance

Jane Reynolds (Nordstrom McCauley) enlisted in the U.S. Navy in February 1943. She had basic training at Hunter College, N.Y., and Oklahoma A&M, Stillwater, Oklahoma. She was deployed at the Bureau of Ships, Washington, D.C. She shared an office with a Commander and Lt. Commander with jurisdiction over 13 WAVES who typed shipping orders for Radio, Radar and Sonar equipment for the Pacific submarines. The orders came to her desk to be coded for final destinations. When President Roosevelt died, she was in a contingent of Navy Women, who in full uniform, walked as a member of the cartage for the Commander-in-Chief. She received a WWII Service Medal, an award for good conduct, and became a yeoman first class. Marriage and pregnancy ended in honorable discharge in October 1945.

After her Navy service, she became a charter member of Green Mountain WAVES, Unit #109, holding all chairs. She has served as State Director, and as New England Regional Representative.

Organizations or Movements

  • Life Member - Post #5 – American Legion Charter Member
  • Green Mountain WAVES-Unit #109
  • NE Lutheran Church Women
  • Vernon Seniors
  • Red Cross Blood Bank
  • BMH Volunteer.

Occupations

  • U.S. Navy, 1943-1945
  • Accounting
  • Office Managers
  • Hospital Administrative Assistant.

Education

  • 1939-1941: Business School, Quincy, MA

Additional Images

Grand Marshall--Essex Jct.; Memorial Day 1993
Grand Marshall--Essex Jct.; Memorial Day 1993
Jane Nordstom McCauley: left
Jane Nordstom McCauley: left