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    • M M

      US Army nurses, liberated from Japanese captivity in Santo Tomas, Philippines after three years of incarceration,en route to the airfield for the beginning of their trip back home. February 1945.

    • Lise Horton

      The American women who served as nurses in WWII included Army and Navy women who became recognized as angels as they cared for the soldiers in their charge. Numerous nurses were captured when the US capitulated in the early months of the war & Correigedor fell. They were put into prisoner of war camps like Santo Tomas and were not released until the end of the war. Many perished of starvation, torture and disease. But they cared for their fellow prisoners from start to finish.

    • Kathleen Collins

      In the spring of 1942 dozens of American nurses became Japanese prisoners of war as Bataan and Corregidor fell in the Philippines. Though they remained POWs under horrific conditions for three years and suffered their own injuries and illnesses, they continued to care for soldiers in the camp until they were freed in February 1945. Brief History of Female Nurses in the Military, from the American Revolution to World War II

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