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The US Army Nurse Corps in World War II, part 2 - how were Army nurses recruited and trained, and what military rank they held.

Army Nursing in World War II – Training and Rank

During World War II, members of the US Army Nurse Corps took care of the sick and wounded throughout the world, often in dangerous and difficult conditions. These brave women inspired four of my novels (A Memory Between Us and the Wings of the Nightingale series), so I’m sharing a four-part series on US Army nursing during the war. Part 1: Who Could Serve in the US Army Nurse Corps Part 2: Recruitment, Training... Read Article

Army Nursing in World War II – Who Could Serve

During World War II, members of the US Army Nurse Corps took care of the sick and wounded throughout the world, often in dangerous and difficult conditions. These brave women inspired four of my novels (A Memory Between Us and the Wings of the Nightingale series), so I’m sharing a four-part series on US Army nursing during the war. Part 1: Who Could Serve in the US Army Nurse Corps Part 2: Recruitment, Training... Read Article
US Army Nurse Corps recruiting poster, 1944

Lessons from the 1940s – No Complaints

They waded ashore in chest-deep water in Algeria and took shelter behind sand dunes. Snipers and strafing fighter planes aimed for them. They ate cold K-rations and dug slit trenches and dealt with fleas, mosquitoes, lice, and flies. And they were women. Lately I’ve been researching nursing in the Mediterranean Theater (North Africa, Sicily, and Italy) in World War II, and I’ve been struck by the conditio... Read Article