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Six flight nurses from the 801st medical air evacuation transport squadron pose in an open airplane bay, circa 1944. All are wearing flight uniform coveralls. Pictured (clockwise from top-right) are: Terry Terrance, Loretta Ruggerio, Helen Hunter Weant, Kitty Lapan, unknown, and Cora Deffebaugh ~

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20 May 1969, Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam --- A Shau Valley, S. Vietnam: Wounded U.S. soldiers receive medical attention as they await evacuation during bitter fighting for "Hamburger Hill" near the A Shau Valley May 12, 1969. U.S. paratroopers captured the summit of the hill May 20, 1969 after 11 assaults in 10 days that killed or wounded more than 300 U.S. soldiers.

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Young Evacuees 2nd September 1939: Schoolchildren crowd Ealing Broadway Station in London, some of the first youngsters to be evacuated to the country during World War II. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

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from Thirty Handmade Days

Emergency Evacuation Plan Printable for Fire Safety Month

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Children being evacuated from London during the ongoing German bombing, 1940. The children and their parents had no idea where they were going, they would arrive at a destination and the people of that place would pick out a child to take home with them, sometimes they struck lucky and found a kind loving home and sometimes they didn't! Note the name labels around the children's necks

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Corporal Lydia Alford (centre) was the one of three women known as the Flying Nightingales to land in a battle zone after D-Day. Alford was a WAAF Air Ambulance Medical Orderly with No. 233 Squadron RAF and flew on the first RAF transport aircraft to evacuate the wounded from the Normandy battlefields. On 13 June 1944, three of the squadron's Dakotas Mk. III, with a Spitfire escort, had the honour of executing the first Allied transport flight to land in France since the invasion ~

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Crowds watch the destruction of the last hut at Belsen two days after the camp was finally evacuated. The hut was set on fire by a British flamethrower.

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