Oahu Unit

The Oahu unit of the WARD ….


Who are the women who served on the Island of Oahu?  See below…


And here they are…


Lillian Ellen Anderson

  • Mrs. Calvin
  • Born in 1922 in California.
  • Daughter of Albert Anderson and Lillian Olivette Anderson (born Koegel)
  • Married Army Air Corp Pilot, Hugh Andrew. Calvin on September 15, 1945.
  • Mother of Martha and..
  • Died in 2010 at 88 years of age.
  • Photo contribution by Martha Calvinperez.



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Bentley, Patricia “Patsu”

  • Mrs. Roger Hooper

Champion, Barbara

  • Mrs. Barbara Veirs
  • October 20, 1920 — January 6, 2016

Lee, Helen H.

  • Mrs. Helen H.P. Lee Ahn

Marlowe, Mary

  • Mrs. Mary Hogan
  • June 23, 1917 – April 15, 2013
  • Married Navy Lt. John Hogan

Pulleine, Marjorie

  • Born in Marshall County.
  • Daughter of Percy Ronald Vail and Gertrude May Hamilton Pulleine.
  • Graduated from Marysville High School in 1940.
  • Lived in Long Beach, Calif., enrolled at a junior college and majored in business.
  • Worked for Douglas Aircraft.
  • Became a member of the WARD in 1944.
  • Worked as an aircraft plotter until October 1945,
  • Returned home then later worked for the American Red Cross and became a field director based at various military sites.
  • She received commendation at her retirement in 1984 after 37 years of service.
  • Died at the age of 88 on July 12, 2010 in San Antonio.
  • Inurnment at Marysville City Cemetery.

Wilson, Jean E.

  • Wilson, Jean, March 23, 2007 Jean Wilson volunteered for an Army defense job soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor, joining a group that made history as the first American women employed by the military in a war zone. Wilson worked in the Women’s Air Raid Defense detachment at the Air Defense Command Center at Fort Shafter throughout World War II. At a time when further air raids were expected, the WARD members took radio messages from radar operators around the island and kept track of aircraft by moving pieces across a tabletop map. They replaced male soldiers who were deployed to the warfront, the first time women participated in defense of U.S. territory. Their story was told in the 1991 book “Shuffleboard Pilots.” Wilson, 85, died March 23 in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She worked as an artist and designer. She was a member of the Hawaiian Mission Children’s Society and Daughters of Hawaii. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Oahu Cemetery. She is survived by nieces Kathy Torcaso and Kim Anderson, nephew Kirk Wilson and goddaughter Judy Mayhew. (Honolulu Star Bulletin 17 April 2007)


Woodruff, Marilyn

  • Mrs. Marilyn Curry
  • Born on July 16, 1923 in Portland, Oregon.
  • Daughter of Irva and Rollin Woodruff.
  • Married Lt. William D. Curry who was served in the Air Force on December 12, 1945.
  • Worked as an English and history tutor in the Portland Public School District.
  • Died peacefully on April 9, 2012 at the age of 88.



Names listed were obtained from the Roster at the end of the book “Shuffleboard Pilots”.
**Names not listed in “Shuffleboard Pilots”.