WOMEN IN MILITARY SERVICE

 

Army nurses practice “abandoning ship” as part of
basic survival training, Camp Beale, California.


Credit: Women’s Memorial Foundation
Army nurses treat the wounded at Milne
Bay, New Guinea, 22 June 1944


Credit: National Archives

The first Navy flight nurse to reach Iwo Jima
ministers to casualties awaiting
evacuation, March 1945.


Credit: US Naval Historical Center

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Army nurses rest after setting up their
tent somewhere in southern France


Credit: Women’s Memorial Foundation
An army nurse assists a doctor at the station
hospital, Camp Livingston, Louisiana


Credit: Army Nurse Corps Collection,
Office of the Army Surgeon General
Army nurses leave England for
embarkation to Normandy


Credit:  Women’s Memorial Foundation

Nurses knew they might serve overseas in combat zones.  The work was exhausting and the living conditions were challenging.

 

 

 

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