The uniform of Army Combat Nurse Phyllis (Wollenberg) Mirfield.She completed her nurse training at Fort Devens in 1944 and was deployed to Europe with the 85th Field Hospital.She followed the troops and attended to their wounds in France,Beligum,Germany. She was awarded the European Campaign Medal with two battle stars. After the war, Phyllis was a nurse for the Carlisle School District and the Emerson Hospital in Concord, MASS ~
After defending the island for nearly a month, American and Filipino soldiers surrender to Japanese invasion troops on Corregidor Island, Philippines in May 1942. This photograph was captured from the Japanese during Japan’s three-year occupation.
WWII -- original caption: "Willa Beatrice Brown, a 31-year-old Negro American, serves her country by training pilots for the U.S. Army Air Forces. She is the first Negro woman to receive a commission as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Civil Air Patrol."