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At the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor, there were less than 1,000 women serving in the Army Nurse Corps; but by the time the war ended four years later, over 59,000 nurses had joined the Corps. Nurses had … Continue reading →

Servant to Surgeon - How The Evolution Of Nursing Uniforms Reflects How We Are Viewed

The "Flying Nurses" who will serve with Maj. General C. L. Chenneault's 14th AAF have arrived in China. On flying status, the comely young ladies will serve on the aircraft that evacuate the wounded from the forward areas. Blackie, medical mascot, greets the girls with open arms, December 1943 ~

The "Flying Nurses" who will serve with Maj. Chenneault's AAF have arrived in China. On flying status, the comely young ladies will.

Hospital Car Here we present a remarkable photograph of Hospital Car. It was made in 1917 by Harris & Ewing.   The photo illustrates Red Cross, American. Hospital Car.

Hospital Car Here we present a remarkable photograph of Hospital Car. It was made in 1917 by Harris & Ewing. The photo illustrates Red Cross, American.

Lieutenant Colonel Anna “Tony” Walker Wilson, Women’s Army Corps (WAC) Staff Director in the European Theatre of Operations, sits in the shade of a tree with a fellow WAC and US Army Technical Sergeant, probably in the grounds of Château du Pont-Rilly, France, 1st of August 1944.

Lieutenant Colonel Anna “Tony” Walker Wilson, Women’s Army Corps (WAC) Staff…

Nurses in south pacific theater

Lieutenant Rita G Hall and several Army nurses behind her wave farewell at Cape Gloucester, New Britain, August South Pacific Theater. US Army Signal Corps, Gift of Donald E. Mittelstaedt from The Digital Collections of the National WWII Museum,

Lt. Irene Boothroyd. She landed at Utah Beach in Normandy on June 16, 1944. Lt. Boothroyd was a member of the Army Nurse Corps, participating in the drive across France and Belgium with General Patton's 3rd Army. She was called the nurse of the Battle of the Bulge as she cared for the wounded in that battle in the Ardennes during January 1945. She attained the rank of Captain and during the Korean War she cared for wounded soldiers State-side ~

She landed at Utah Beach in Normandy on June She attained the rank of Captain.

Field uniform for WWII nurses worn in combat zones

Nursing Uniforms of the Past and Present - Nurse Uniforms History-These Army nurses wore multi-pocketed tops and pants - while serving in Italy and France.

Sharon Lane, joined the U.S. Army Nurse Corps Reserve on April 18, 1968. She was a 1st Lieutenant in the 312th EVAC HOSP, 67th MED GRP, 44th MED BDE and was killed in Vietnam on June 8, 1969 by a rocket that struck between Wards 4a & 4b of the 312th EVAC Hospital.  She was the only American servicewoman killed in the Vietnam War, from fragmentation wounds, as a direct result of enemy fire.

Sharon Lane was the only American woman killed in the Vietnam War. Her mother recently donated her Aultman School of Nursing uniform to the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. One of my RN friends served with Sharon.

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