To Phyllis M Baguley, y.2C, 423 Allen St. Lansing Michigan, goes the honor of being the first SPAR to set foot on overseas soil. Pictured here as she suns herself on the boat deck of the former luxury liner that transported her overseas, she led the first overseas contingent of SPAS as they debarked from the ship at Honolulu. Daughter of Mr and Mrs WC Baguley, she is a graduate of Lansing Eastern High School and enlisted in the SPARs in March, 1943.
(SPAR’s were the Coast Guard Women’s Reserve. The name comes from “Semper Paratus”, and “Always Ready”)