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North Carolina WWII Experience Documentary includes WVHP veteran

Virginia Russell Reavis, air evacuation nurse for the US Army Air Force in WWII.

1940s L.A: policeman and policewoman.

A: policeman and policewoman.

In 1937 Willa Brown earned her pilot’s license, making her the first African American Woman to be licensed in the United States. www.womeninaviation.com

WWII -- original caption: "Willa Beatrice Brown, a Negro American, serves her country by training pilots for the U. She is the first african american woman to receive a commission as a Lieutenant in the U.


"Telling a Friend May Mean Telling The Enemy" ~ British WWII 'loose lips' poster.

Sharon Lane, joined the U.S. Army Nurse Corps Reserve on April 18, 1968. She was a 1st Lieutenant in the 312th EVAC HOSP, 67th MED GRP, 44th MED BDE and was killed in Vietnam on June 8, 1969 by a rocket that struck between Wards 4a & 4b of the 312th EVAC Hospital.  She was the only American servicewoman killed in the Vietnam War, from fragmentation wounds, as a direct result of enemy fire.

Sharon Lane was the only American woman killed in the Vietnam War. Her mother recently donated her Aultman School of Nursing uniform to the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. One of my RN friends served with Sharon.

Helen Keller  1880–1968   A childhood disease left her deaf, mute, and blind. Helen Keller became an expert author and lecturer, educating nationally on behalf of others with similar disabilities.   http://www.greatwomen.org/women.php?action=viewone=91

Helen Adams Keller (June 1880 – June was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree

Aviator Jacqueline Cochran was the first woman to break the sound barrier and the first woman to fly a bomber across the Atlantic. | Florida Memory

At the time of her death in pioneer American aviator Jacqueline Cochran held more speed, altitude, and distance records than any other male or female pilot in aviation history. She was also the first woman to break the sound barrier in

Portrait of Elaine Harmon, in 1944, in WASP A2 leather jacket with Fifinella patch and a flight helmet with goggles.

WASP was short for Women Airforce Service Pilots. About women flew military aircraft. They were civilian volunteers who ferried and tested the planes to see if they were ready for the male pilots to head to combat.

U.S. Army nurse instructs Army medics on the proper method of giving an injection, Queensland, Australia, 1942. DA Archives)

Army nurse instructs Army medics on the proper method of giving an injection, Queensland, Australia, DA Archives) WWII