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  • Emma Declerck

    In World War II, 66 army nurses were captured during the Battle of the Philippines and were prisoners of war. They were eventually released in 1945 after many years of hardship. As well as being prisoners of war, 201 nurses were killed by the enemy in World War II. Read their story in We band of angels ~

  • 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.

  • Patricia Mattil

    The Angels of Bataan were US Army and US Navy nurses who were stationed in the Philippines at the outset of WW2. When Bataan and Corregidor fell, 11 Navy nurses, 66 army nurses, and 1 nurse-anesthetist were captured and imprisoned in and around Manila. They continued to serve as a nursing unit throughout their status as prisoners of war. After years of hardship, they were finally liberated in 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.

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