CBI Nurses

 Below are a few brief resumes of U.S. Army nurses who served in the China-Burma-India Theater.

KATHRYNE STOLTS ABNER
  I joined the Army Nurse Corps Reserves and was called to active duty in October, 1941. I sailed on the SS Brazil in March of 1942 as a member of the 159th Station Hospital and arrived in Karachi in May. Sent on detached service to Bombay at the embarkation hospital. Returned home in June, 1944 with a plane load of patients.

MARGARET MOORE ACREE
  69th General Hospital

MILDRED (SUTTER) ALEXANDER
  112th Station Hosp. Calcutta; 263rd Gen. Hosp. and, the 98th Station Hosp., Chakulia.

LT. COL. EDNA K. ARK
  Entered the Army in February, 1942 and was assigned to the 59th Station Hospital which arrived in India, 1943. It became the 181st General Hospital. I returned to the U.S. in August, 1945 and made a career of the Army Nurse Corps. Retired as a Lt. Col. after 20 years service.

MICKEY FLEMMING AUSTIN
  172nd General Hospital

MAJOR DORCUS C. AVERY
  I was chief nurse at the 159th Station Hospital in Karachi, India. There were 90 nurses in the unit. This was the first U.S. Army Hospital in India. I retired from the Army in 1947.

MARY C. AXMAN
  142nd hospital, Lake Dhakuria, India (Retired as Major).

MARY L. BARBERO
  I entered the Army Nurse Corp in May, 1943 and served in the CBI Theater starting in January, 1945. I was stationed at the 372nd Station Hospital, Kalakunid; the 178th Station Hospital, Lalmanirhat; the 20th General Hospital, Assam, India; 98th Station Hospital Shingbwingang, Burma; the 70th Field Hospital in Kunming, China. I was relieved from Active duty in March 1946 and retired from the Army Reserve in 1973 with 30 years of service.

ALICE LHOTKA BAUER
  172nd General Hospital

ANNE NOREEN BAUER
  112th Station Hosp. Calcutta Surgical Supervisor.

JEAN RICHARDS BECK
  30th Station Hospital

CATHERINE (MILLER) BECKER
  159th Station Hosp. which later became the 181st Gen. Hosp. at Camp Milar, India.

MAE BISSELL
  Immediately after December 7th, 1941, I took my oath of allegiance and joined the Station Hospital, Lemoore ACB, California. After much training, we flew to Karachi, India in December of 1944, stationed at Malir. In February of 1945 went to Ledo, attached to the 69th General Hospital and were neighbors of the 20th General Hospital and General Pick’s Headquarters. I flew the Hump to the 95th field hospital in China which was later re-named the 172nd General Hospital. In September 1945 we took the troops to Shanghai and set up our final hospital operation. I returned to the U.S. aboard the USS Scott, rejoined the reserves, 352nd General Hospital until retirement in 1964.

MARJORIE EVERITT BLACK
  20th General Hospital

DORIS BLEDSOE
  20th General Hospital

ELEANOR M. BLOCH
  172nd General Hospital

SALLIE HILL BONAR
  181st Gen. Hosp. Karachi and 20th Gen. Hosp. in Ledo.

GERALDINE L. BOOCK
  Geraldine "Gerry" Boock graduated from nursing school in 1944, and she and several of her classmates decided to join the war effort. One of her friends volunteered the two of them for overseas duty, and after six weeks at sea, she landed in Calcutta, where she worked with patients wounded or taken ill at the 142nd General Hospital. She wasn’t immune to an occasional bout of dysentery; she also encountered a shifty snake charmer, and, on a moonlight visit to the Taj Mahal, an amorous British soldier. After the war ended, she stayed on in India until spring 1946 and in the Army until December of that year. Her last assignment was in a California hospital obstetrics ward, as different an experience as possible from her sojourn in India.   See more.

WINIFRED R. BORAN
  142nd General Hospital

EDNA A. BOWERS
  72nd Field Hospital

BETTE (MARIE BOSTRAND) BOWIE
  48th Evac. Hosp. Myitkyina, Burma.

JEANETTE GLEASON BOY
  (Only nurse to have to parachute in CBI, or anywhere)

MARGIE E. BOYD
  172nd General Hospital

VALENA BOYD
  159th Station Hosp. which became the 181st Gen. Hosp. Chief Nurse.

MARY C. BOYLE
  172nd General Hospital

FRANCES COONS BUCK
  73rd Evac. Hospital

FERN BUNDE
  48th Evac. Hospital

DOROTHY A. CABINISS
  1st Lt. Dorothy A. Cabaniss, was recruited from Charlotte Memorial Hospital, Charlotte, N.C. by Dr. Addison G. Brenizer who was organizing a base hospital unit. Nov. 10, 1942 she joined the Army Nurse Corps and took the oath of office. Nov. 21, 1942 she arrived at Lawson General Hospital, Atlanta, Ga. Jan. 21, 1943 they were sent to Camp Wheeler, Macon, Ga., for training. They were forming the 111th General Hospital. They left Camp Wheeler and arrived at Camp Anza, Calif. July 6th, 1943. They sailed on the US Army transport Uruguay on August 3, 1943. They arrived Sept. 10, 1943 in Bombay, India. On Sept. 13th they boarded His Majesty's Troop ship The Nevasa and sailed for Calcutta. Then they rode an Indian river boat from Dhubrito to Pandu. They stopped and spent time at a Baptist Mission Hospital. Then they rode an Indian train and arrived at Chabua. On Oct. 5, 1943 they had the 111th General Hospital up and running with 165 patients. A year later they had 900 patients. Dorothy was stationed there until Oct. 1945, when she came back to the States and was stationed at Battey General Hospital until she was out of the Army.

LOUISE R. CAMDEN
  Major, Chief Nurse, 69th General Hosp., Ledo   See In Her Own Words.

BLANCHE J. CAMPBELL
  100th Station Hosp., New Delhi.

POLLY CHANDLER
  371st Station Hospital (Ramgarh Post Hospital)

JEAN C. CHEATHAM
  142nd General Hospital

RUTH L. CHMURA
  100th Station Hospital

GLADYS LOUISE CHRIST
  Served with the 14th Evacuation Hospital at Ledo, Assam, India. In charge of surgical ward, taking care of Chinese military personnel. Also served with the 142nd General Hospital in Calcutta. Did general duty nursing, orthopedic, surgical and medical nursing. Also worked on the Manhattan Project.

GERALDINE A. CLARK
  4th Field and 181st General Hospitals

HELEN L. CLARK
  172nd General Hospital

MARY L. CLARK
  69th General Hospital

MAJOR AUDREY B. COCHRAN
  I was called to active duty in January 1941 and left in September, 1942 for service in Africa, Egypt, Palestine and Persia. After further assignment in the U.S. I flew to Karachi, India and although eligible to return, remained for duty at the 100th Station Hospital in New Delhi, the 98th Station Hospital, Piradoba and 142nd General Hospital in Calcutta. I returned to active duty with the Air Force for 16 years, serving in Alaska and Germany and then retired.

EDNA E. COLEY
  97th Station Hospital

RUTH HARRIS COLLINS
  263rd General Hospital

JESSIE R. COOPER
  172nd General Hospital

WILLIE JO COUCH
  172nd General Hospital

GRACE KINDING COULSON
  20th General Hospital

MARY COUP
 

EVELYN W. CRANE  (EVELYN E. WEIGOLD)
  The 48th Evac. Hospital was activated as a unit from the Rhode Island Hospital on September 1, 1942 and left for India on January 20, 1943, aboard the USS Monticello with the 20th General Hospital of Philadephia and the 76th Evac. Hospital of Los Angeles General Hospital. Arrived at Bombay on March 4 and all three hospital units were sent to Ledo. Some of our unit stayed at Ledo while a larger group was sent to Ramgarh, the training center for Chinese troops. Reunited with the Ledo group in June 1944 and moved to Myitkyina in October for the remainder of the war. Repatriated a few at a time beginning in May 1945. I was assigned to Camp Edwards on Cape Cod and then to Framingham General Hospital in Framingham, Mass. Finally discharged on November 4, 1945. I was in the Active Reserve in Washington, D.C. from 1958 until April of 1962 during which time I was promoted to Captain.

GRACE DAMIANI
  48th Evac. Hospital

MARION DAVIDSON
 

YADVIKA (VIKI) H. DAVIDSON
  18th General Hospital

DOROTHY L. DAVIS
  172nd General Hospital

SOPHIE HELENE SIGAFOOS "BILLIE" DeBALL
  69th General Hosp.

BETTY M. DELAHANTY
  172nd General Hospital

AUDREY VOSKAMP DERR
  372nd Station Hospital

DORIS M. DONAHUE
  172nd General Hospital

MARGARET DAISY DOUGLAS
  20th General Hospital

SALLY V. DROWN
  172nd General Hospital

MARDAROT E. DUNN
  172nd General Hospital

MARY McHALE DUNNE
  I served in the CBI from 1940 to 1945 with the 118th General Hospital and 159th Station Hospital, Karachi.

CAPTAIN HELEN CASTLE DUPUY
  From 1943 to 1945 I was Head Physical Therapist at the 20th General Hospital, India. After World War II, I was stationed at Woodrow Wilson Army Hospital, Fort Dix Army Hospital and Walter Reed Army Hospital. In September, 1948, I retired as a Captain on a Medical Disability.

VICTORIA J. ECKLUND
  172nd General Hospital

MARGE ECKMAN
  35th General Hospital

FLORENCE EDGINGTON
  73rd Evacuation Hospital

CAROLINE (AVILA) EISSNER
  112th Station Hosp., Calcutta.

JOHNNIE R. ELLIS
  172nd General Hospital

MARJORIE FITZGERALD
  172nd General Hospital

JANE G. FLANAGIN
  172nd General Hospital

LUCILLE GOODWIN FLOWERS
  172nd General Hospital

WILMA SHACKELFORD FORD
  825th MAES

MARY HELEN FOSTER
  159th Station Hospital

BESSIE MILLER FUCHS
  142nd General Hospital

MARY A. GALLAGHER
  172nd General Hospital

MILICENT (PHILIPSEN) GAMBER
  71st Field Hosp., Karachi.

NELLIE GARDNER
 

LaRETTA MATHEWS GARLAND
  95th Station Hospital. Awarded two Bronze Stars, one in India and one in China, for her service as a head nurse and flight nurse.

ELEANOR MILLS GIESELMAN
  142nd Gen. Hosp., Operating room nurse and worked with Mary Axman.

CHARLOTTE L. GIMMEY-KOCH
  181st Gen. Hosp., Karachi and Tezpur, Upper Assam.

JUNE E. GLASS
  172nd General Hospital

BETTY BERRY GODIN
  803rd MAES

MARCI A. GOLDSMITH
  172nd General Hospital

LUCILLE GOODWIN
  172nd General Hospital

MARY CAMP GRAHAM
  Dietitian 73rd Evac. Hosp. Ledo and Shingbwiyang, Burma.

JANE GRANT
  172nd General Hospital

ETHEL S. GROSSMAN
  142nd General Hospital

ELIZABETH EMMONS GUSSAK
  We, the 69th General Hospital, shipped from Newport News, Virginia, April 1943 and arrived in Bombay, India. When arriving in Assam we were all on detached service and later reorganized and a few months later moved into our new area near Ledo. When the war in Europe ended we were sent to Okinawa to stage for the invasion of Japan. Unfortunately while in Okinawa we experienced the worst typhoon they had had in 30 years. We were released there and sent home arriving in Portland, Oregon in November 1945.

ESTHER M. HALVERSON
  97th Station Hospital

E. JANE HANKS
  A.V.G. 14th Air Force (Second nurse to be assigned to CBI)

MARY MARTINDALE HARPER
  159th Station Hospital and 181st General Hospital, Karachi (Sind Desert).

ELEANOR MAY BRADLEY HARRIS
  Sworn in at Fort Dix, November 1941 and joined the 159th Station Hospital in Virginia. Sailed from Ft. Moultree in March 1942 with 89 nurses and 5 Red Cross workers on the SS Brazil for 60 days and disembarked at Karachi, India in May 1942. Stationed at Malir 159th Station Hospital, later changed to the 181st General Hospital. Discharged in September, 1946 with the rank of Captain.

HANNAH (SWARTZ) HAY
  1st Lt., 112th Station Hospital Hannah enlisted in the Army on October 9, 1942. She completed her military medical training at Camp Edwards, Massachusetts. The U.S.S. West Point transported her and other military personnel to Karachi, India where her assignment began. Hannah was assigned to the 112th Station Hospital that was initially located in Karachi and then in Calcutta. She completed her assignment and was released from the military on December 23, 1945.

BRIG. GEN. ANNA MAE HAYES
  When World War II began, she volunteered for service in the Army Nurse Corps. She was assigned to the University of Pennsylvania Hospital Unit which emerged in India as the 20th General Hospital. Hayes stayed in the Army doing another stint of foreign service in Korea. She became the chief nurse in a series of Army hospitals including Walter Reed, advanced to the grade of Colonel and was selected to head the Army Nurse Coprs in September 1967. Several years later was promoted to Brig. General. General Hayes retired from the Army on August 31, 1971 with 30 years of service at which time General Westmoreland presented her with the Distinguished Service Medal.

GRETA M. HEAD
  21st Field Hospital

LOUISE HEENAHAN
  18th General Hospital

HELEN R. HEIL
  73rd Evacuation Hospital

ESTHER H. HEMMINGS
  172nd General Hospital

MARY JEAN HENDERSON
  Lt., 30th Station Hosp., Paragarh, India

DORA M. HENNING
  73rd Evac. Hosp., Ledo and Shingbwiyang, Burma.

ELVA L. HILOR
  172nd General Hospital

ROSE SMITH HIRSCHY
  20th General Hospital

BETTY JO HOGAN
  172nd General Hospital

OLGA GOSTOVICH HOLLAWAY
  18th General Hospital, 181st General Hospital, Karachi (Debarkation).

MAJOR JANE E. (PETE) HOLSTEIN
  Joined the Army Nurse Corps in April, 1942 and reported to the 20th General Hospital. I sailed from Long Beach aboard the SS Monticello and arrived in Bombay, India in March 1943. Spent some time at Gauhati and then Margherita. Transferred to the 30th Station Hospital at Panagargh in October 1944 and left for the U.S. in July, 1945. Almost had to ditch the plane near Bermuda, but finally made it on 2 engines. I remained in the service over 20 years with tours in Puerto Rico and Germany. I temporarily retired in 1962 and permanently retired in 1967.

MARY E. HORVATH
  24th Station Hospital

ELWOOD P. HUDSON
  One of four male nurses who assisted in surgery at the 72nd Field Hospital in Tezpur, India. He had nurse training at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City. Basic Training was at Camp Barkley, Texas, where the 72nd was activated. He then went to Camp Roberts, Calif., for additional training and experience with the new surgeons assigned to his group. The Field Hospital was shipped to Miami by train and then flown over the South Atlantic to India, where they boarded another train for the trip to Tezpur. He also worked at the American Military Hospital in conjunction with the Baptist Mission Hospital where he met Dr. Grace Seagraves (sister of the Burma Surgeon). For a while he was a surgical nurse at the 24th Station Hospital in Jorhat and NCOIC of an orthopedic ward at the 234th General Hospital in Chabua. He sailed home in 1946 on the General Hershey.

JOSEPHINE R. IORIO
  172nd General Hospital

LUCILLE JACOBS
  172nd General Hospital

ELLEN M. JANDA
  172nd General Hospital

MERLE B. JENSEN
  172nd General Hospital

DEPHANE A. JENSON
  172nd General Hospital

MARGARET JENSON
  172nd General Hospital

JEAN JUNKER JOHNSON
  821st MAES

RITA M. KEANE
 

ANNABELLE M. KELLER
  69th General Hospital

MARGARET T. KENEY
  172nd General Hospital

COL. MARION HERN KENNEDY
  I was commissioned in April 1942 and assigned in May 1942 to the 20th General Hospital. In March 1943 I arrived at Bombay, India and then went on to Poona. Upon return to the U.S. August, 1945, I was discharged from military service, but returned to active duty in August, 1953. My assignments included 4 years (1963-67) with Army General Staff and 1 year (1967-68) with the Department of Defense. I retired in January, 1972 after a total of 22˝ years active service.

MARION M. KERBY
  172nd General Hospital

LT. COL. ILA M. KIDD, ANC
  Joined the Army Nurse corps in November 1942, and after service in the Panama Canal Zone, arrived in Karachi in July 1945. Assigned to the 181st General Hospital then in August 1945 went via Ledo to 18th General Hospital in Myitkyina. Worked in 2 acute wards for Typhus Fever while there. Returned to the U.S. in December 1945 and later discharged. Joined the active reserve in 1948 and retired in 1970 as a Lt. Col., rated as a head nurse and supervising nurse.

NELLIE FERRELL GARDNER KIMLIN
  20th Gen. Hospital, Ledo, Assam.

MARGARET HORTON KNOECKLEIN
  20th Gen. Hospital, Ledo.

CHARLOTTE KOCH
  72nd Field Hospital

MARY ANN KOONTZ
  18th General Hospital

MARGARET M. KOSKO
  172nd General Hospital

KATHERINE DISTIN KRAJICK
  72nd Field Hospital, Tezpur.

ANNE MARY KUBES
  172nd General Hospital

KATHRYN L. KURKA
  73rd Evac. Hospital

MARIE E. LANGLOIS
  172nd General Hospital

RUTH W. LEDBETTER
  20th General and 181st General Hospitals

KIRSTI LUNDE
  172nd General Hospital

IRENE LUTY
  172nd General Hospital

DOROTHY E. MADISON
  172nd General Hospital

JANE SMITH MALARKEY
  Chief Nurse, Train Pool transporting sick and wounded coast to coast to medical centers.

ELSIE OTT MANDOT
  1st Troop Carrier Command and 803rd MAES (1st flight nurse)

EVELYN A. MANGUS
  20th General and 25th Field Hospitals

ELIZABETH S. MARR
  72nd General Hospital

IRENE MARSH
  172nd General Hospital

MARIOTTA MARTIN
  172nd General Hospital

MARY R. MAYEAUX
  234th General Hospital

CHARLOTTO LeROY MAYNARD
  172nd General Hospital

LEONIA M. MAZZONI
  172nd General Hospital

AUDREY RODGERS McDONALD
  803rd MAES (Purple Heart)

DOROTHY L. (SPEIDEL) McFERRON
  69th Gen. Hosp. Ledo, Assam.

GLORIA FINA McFETRIDGE
  69th Gen. Hospital.

WINIFRED M. McGEE
  172nd General Hospital

MARGARET R. McMANUS
  181st General Hospital

ESTHER J. McNEAL
  69th General Hospital

ANN MERRILL
  69th General Hospital and 73rd Evac Hospital. Tragically died with 18 other nurses when a C-47 transport carrying them crashed on March 4, 1945.

ANGEL MENENDEZ
  20th General Hospital

FLORENCE BRUNNER MICHAELS
  73rd Evac Hospital

VIRGINA R. MILUM
  172nd General Hospital

MILLIE MIRICK
  20th General and 42nd General Hospitals

MARY E. MOLONEY
  172nd General Hospital

VIRGINIA C. MOORE
  20th General Hospital

MILDRED A. MORAVEC
  172nd General Hospital

LEE C. MOREHOOD
  172nd General Hospital

ESTHER BAER MOSELEY
  803rd MAES (author of “Lady Don’t Stop Here”)

EDITH F. MOWAT
  172nd General Hospital

SARAH L. NEAL
  172nd General Hospital

LT. COLONEL MARGARET NELSON
  Landed in Calcutta, August 5th 1945. Assigned to 198th Station Hospital, Dacca, India August 12, 1945 which was closed in January 1946. Reassigned to the General Hospital in Karachi, January 6, 1946 which was closed end of January 1946. Awarded the Bronze Star for her service.

EVELYN SIMPSON NEU
  159th Station Hospital and 181st General Hospital, Karachi.

REGINA S. NEWMAN
  371st Station Hospital, Ramgarh.

MARGUERITE NOUTARY
  18th General Hospital and 172nd General Hospital, Kunming.

EVELYN HILL PAGE
  803rd and 821st MAES

CAROLINE S. PARMENTER
  14th Evac. Hospital, Chabua and Seagrave Hospital Unit, Myitkyina, Burma.

DOLORES B. PERRY
  234th General Hospital

BEATA C. "PETE" PETERSON
  14th Evac. Hospital - Ledo Road Mile 19

PHYLLIS R. PETERSON
  48th Evac. Hospital

ANNA THUR PHILLIPS
  20th General Hospital

BETTY L. (HEUTHER) PILLAR
  I arrived in Karachi by air on September 10th, 1944. My group of 6 nurses was sent to Ledo, where we were attached to the 48th Evacuation Hospital for the duration. In mid-October, our unit moved to Myitkyina. Our hospital site was located on the east side of the Irrawaddy River. Our Chief Nurse was Captain Matilda Dykstra of the original Providence Rhode Island Hospital unit. While here, I served as a surgical nurse. On V-Day in August, our unit was immediately declared excess. We replacements were reassigned to the 18th General Hospital and came home with them on the Gen. Richardson, arriving in time for Thanksgiving, 1945.

HELEN CLARK PLEINES
  Tezpur, Assam (unknown unit)

FLORENCE C. POLCE
  181st General Hospital

LT. COL. PAULINE H. PRICE
  I realized early childhood ambition when I was inducted into the Army Nurse Corps in April, 1942. In May 1943 I arrived in India aboard the SS Monticello and was stationed in Assam, India at the 20th General Hospital. I returned to the U.S. in June 1945 and was assigned to Valley Forge General Hospital. Later I was transferred to Rodriquez Army Hospital in Puerto Rico in 1946 and in 1948 was assigned to Wright-Patterson AFB where I remained until my retirement in 1965.

JOSEPHINE A. PRICHARD
  172nd General Hospital

DOROTHY V. PRIOR
  20th General Hospital

BETTIE J. REED
  172nd General Hospital

JEANNE BAYNE REITZ
  234th General Hospital

GLADYS WOLF RICHARDS
  69th General Hospital and later 143rd General Hospital, Calcutta.

MAJOR GERALDINE SMITH RICHARDSON
  I sailed aboard the SS Brazil on March, 1942 with the 159th Station Hospital located on the Malir Desert near Karachi. Had temporary duty with the 97th Station Hospital at Agra and the 178th Station Hospital at Ramgarh, India. After returning from India, I served 2 tours in Germany, 1 in Japan and duty in seven states before retiring in 1961 at the 11th Field Hospital in Augsburg, Germany.

NORA G. RICHARDSON
  172nd General Hospital

IRENE B. RIEDER
  20th General Hospital

JANET E. (CONKLIN) ROGERS
  I was in the Army Nurse Corps with the 159th Station Hospital and the 181st General Hospital in Karachi, India.

DOROTHY A. ROOT
  120th and 142nd General Hospitals

DEPHANE JENSEN ROSE
  172nd General Hospital

ROBERTA ROSS
  821st MAES

IRENE L. ROUND
  172nd General Hospital

ALOHA DRENNAN SANCHEZ
  821st MAES

MARIAN DANNIS SANFORD
  44th Field Hospital

MARGARET G. SCHMERTZ
  498th Hosp. Ship Platoon.

GERALDINE E. SCHMIT
  172nd General Hospital

SYLVIA J. SCHRAM
  142nd General Hospital

MILDRED SCOLNICK
  2nd Lt., 69th General Hospital, India, 26 May 1944 - 14 October 1945.

ELSIE G. SCOTT
  14th Evac. Hospital

ELSIE CHIN SEETOO
  I was commisioned in the Army Nurse Corps in Kunming in June of 1944 and assigned to the 95th Station Hospital. Detached to Chengtu for 5 months in 1945. Promoted to First Lieutenant in September 1945. When the 95th Station Hospital was due to return to the U.S. in October, I was transferred to the 172nd General Hospital for further duty in Shanghai. Returned to the U.S. in February 1946, and discharged in May.
  Prior to my Army service, I was a Chinese Red Cross Medical Relief Corps nursing instructor serving with the Chinese Army in Ramgarh, training medical orderlies. Met First Lieutenant Matilda Dykstra, then chief nurse of the 22nd Field Hospital there. She recruited me to cover two wards of sick Chinese Army soldiers for 4-6 weeks until I was ordered back to Kunming. Being bilingual, I understood the difficulties many of my Army nurse cohorts had at the time.

JEAN PARKS SEIDEL
  73rd Evac. Hospital, Ledo, Assam.

DOROTHY W. SHEPHERD
  18th and 20th General Hospitals

MAUDE INEZ SHERRILL
  111th General Hospital

DOROTHRY L. SIBERT
  172nd General Hospital

BEATRICE SKARUPA
  22nd Field Hospital

PAULINE J. SKOVIRA
  172nd General Hospital

Mrs. CHARLES A. SLOTT
  20th General Hospital

CATHERINE E. SINCLITICO
  73rd Evac. Hospital, 20th General Hospital.

MARJORIE J. SMAIL
  234th General Hospital

BEATRICE K. SMITH   (BEATRICE KINLEY TOURIN)
  Departed Indiana with the 69th General Hospital, serving in Assam, India before joining the 73rd Evacuation Hospital in Burma.  Later she was sent to Okinawa via the Philippines in anticipation of the invasion of Japan.  The atomic bombs ended the war before the invasion was necessary and she returned home via Portland, Oregon and was discharged at Des Moines, Iowa.

HANNAH A. SMITH
  172nd General Hospital

HERMA SMITH
  172nd General Hospital

DELORES (HAZELWOOD) SMOCZYNSKI
  Joined the Army Nurse Corps in May 1943 and was assigned to the 25th Field Hospital. Sailed on the George Washington to Bombay, India. While there I married Norman Smoczynski. I was in Ledo, Assam and then sent to Shingbwiyang, Burma attached to the N.C.A.C. with stations in Ledo, Shingbwiyang and Myitikinia, Muse, Warazup and Lashio. I returned home in 1945.

ANNE SOSH
  172nd General Hospital

ELSIE M. SOURS, MAJOR USAF
  Graduated from the University of Pa. Hospital and did private duty nursing until joining the 20th General Hospital in 1942 which was activated at Camp Claiborn, La. in May 1942. Left Wilmington Ca. January 1943 on the U.S.S. Monticello and arrived in Bombay, India in February and arrived at our hospital in Margherita, India March 1943. I returned to the states July 1945 and remained in the service. In 1949 I transferred to the Air Force and in 1952 joined the 3rd Hospital Group and was stationed in England until 1954, and retired in June 1962.

MARGARET I. SPAHR
  112th Station and 263rd General Hospitals

ANGELINE SPEACHT
  20th General Hospital

RUTH I. (LEE) SPITZ
  172nd General Hospital

BETTY LANDIS SPYCHALSKI
  I was commissioned in the Army Nurse Corps April 1942 as a Second Lieutenant. Left the U.S. in January 1943 aboard the SS Monticello and reported for duty at Base Section No. 3 in CBI 1943 and served 31 months with the 20th General Hospital. I was discharged as First Lieutenant, September 1945.

VIRGINIA M. SQUIRE
  594th Med. and 181st General Hospitals

KATHRYN (KORDISH) STEVENS
  142nd General Hospital

MILDRED E. STODDARD
  111th Station and 181st General Hospitals

GERTRUDE STUESSER
  100th Station Hospital

HELEN MARIO SVORIDA
  172nd General Hospital

BERNICE V. TAYLOR
  Joined the Army Nurses Corps and was deployed to Burma with the 73rd Evacuation Hospital Unit at Shingbwiyang after arriving from Los Angeles in February, 1943. She transferred out of that unit and was sent to Calcutta before being sent back to the U.S. She weighed 98 lbs. in her dress uniform when she returned.
 Soon after she arrived in Burma, a photographer took her picture riding on a jeep with a fellow nurse, dressed in khaki fatigues and combat boots. That picture was circulated to newspapers across the U.S. Milton Caniff, an illustrator for a war-time comic strip "Terry and the Pirates" saw her picture and wanted to use her likeness for his newest comic character, Nurse Taffy Tucker. When he contacted her, she said he would have to get permission from her mother. After three letters from Mr. Caniff to her mother, she finally consented and sent Bernice’s service picture to him. A large number of girls auditioned for the part, but Milton Caniff said, "Miss Bernice Taylor of White Cloud, Kansas, is the perfect Nurse Taffy Tucker."
 During her military career, she served in Japan, England and various locations in the United States. Bernice retired in June 1966 as a Lieutenant Colonel. She loved the military life, and exemplified the dedicated women of the Army Nurse Corps who served in The Forgotten War of the Pacific.

DOROTHY M. TAYOR
  172nd General Hospital

EMMA CATHERINE BURCH TERRELL
  Chief Nurse, 18th General Hospital, Ledo and Myitkyina.

FRANCES THORP
  821st MAES

FRANCES C. THURLOUGH
  12th Station and 263rd General Hospitals

DOROTHY LOUISE TILLY
  172nd General Hospital

IRENE SYBLE TREWEEK
  172nd General Hospital

BERTHA URENSON
  Served as a graduate nurse with the 172nd Field Hospital.

AMY RUTH VANDERWOODIE
  172nd General Hospital

MILDRED "MIMI" VRABEL
  72nd Field Hospital.

TWYLA APPELGATE WAGAMAN
  20th General Hospital, Chabua; 14th Evac. Hospital, Ledo; 142nd General Hospital, Calcutta.

JEAN H. WALDON
  803rd Medical Air Evacuation Unit. Native of Frankfort, NY. Trained at Bowman Field, Kentucky. Received the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Bronze Star (with oak leaf clusters) and possibly the Silver Star.

GRACE ANNA WEIDMAN
  I entered Army Nurse Corps March 1941 and left the states in 1942 on the U.S.S. Brazil with the 159th Station Hospital, landing in Karachi. I was also with the 181st General Hospital and the 178th Station Hospital. I was discharged in December 1945.

EVELYN E. WEIGOLD
  (see Evelyn W. Crane)

MARY HELEN WHEELER
  172nd General Hospital

KATHLEEN MERRILL WIEBEN
  Surgical Nurse, 69th General Hospital.

JAYNE D. WIGGINS
  142nd General Hospital

ZERYLE TASE WILCOX
  73rd Evac. Hospital, Shingbwiyang; 25th Field Hospital, Lashio; 172nd General Hospital, Kunming.

MARIAN TEPEL WILSON
  20th General Hospital.

C. GRACE HUGHES WILLISON
  181st General Hospital

ELEANOR WINGFIELD
  172nd General Hospital

LT. COL. LEONA R., WOLF
  I was inducted into the Army Nurse Corps in January 1945 and arrived at Myitkyina, Burma via a MATS flight in February. I was stationed at the 48th Evac. Hospital, the 18th General Hospital and the 20th General Hospital and then the 181st General Hospital. I returned to the U.S. in February 1946. While in active reserves, I was recalled during the Korean conflict and remained n active duty until retirement as a Lt. Colonel in August 1969.

MARY B. WOOD
  20th General Hospital

MARIE SCHERMANN WOOD
  20th General Hospital

ETHEL G. YAVORSKY
  I was inducted into the Army Nurse Corps in May 1941. In March I sailed from Charleston aboard the SS Brazil and arrived in Karachi, India in May 1942. My overseas assignments include the 159th Station Hospital and the 181st General Hospital Karachi and the S.O.S. Hospital in Chakulia, India. I returned to the U. S. in October 1944. From March 1953 to March 1955 I served with the Army Nurse Corps in Japan.

AVIS L. ZIEGLER
  20th General Hospital


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