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Electronics-Themed Comics
March 1946 Radio-Craft

These "Radio Term Illustrated" and "Technical Term Illustrated" electronics-themed comics are amongst the best I can remember seeing. They appeared in two 1946 issues of Radio−Craft magazine. For the uninitiated, WAVES is an acronym for Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service. They were a World War II phenomenon established on July 30, 1942, half a year after the Pearl Harbor attack. Their Navy Reserve status granted both commissioned officers and enlisted women official service duty status for the duration of the war and entitled them to the privileges (and in some case dangers) that came with it. As with women occupying manufacturing and even airplane ferrying jobs previous dominated by men, WAVES freed up men to go fight the war. The artist, Frank Beaven (FB), solicited suggestions from readers and then turned them into a sort of double entendre form of comics. If you look at the long list below of other comics, you will find many other examples of clever work from Mr. Beaven.

Electronics-Themed Comics

March 1946 Radio-Craft

March 1946 Radio Craft Cover - RF Cafe[Table of Contents]

Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Radio-Craft, published 1929 - 1953. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.

Technical Term Illustrated - "Wave Guide" - RF Cafe

Technical Term Illustrated - "Wave Guide"

Suggested by: Harold S. Renne, Harvey, Ill.

March 1946, Page 427

June 1946 Radio-Craft

June 1946 Radio Craft Cover - RF Cafe[Table of Contents]

Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Radio-Craft, published 1929 - 1953. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.

Radio Term Illustrated - "Wave Train" - RF Cafe

Radio Term Illustrated - "Wave Train"

Suggested by: Quentin Piepergerdes, Kansas City, Mo.

June 1946, Page 652

These Technically-Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines. I personally scanned and posted every one from copies I own (and even colorized some).

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