Somewhere over North Africa an American "flying nurse," Second Lieut. Julia Corinne Riley, checks on patients aboard a specially outfitted transport plane, used to ferry wounded men from the battlefields to hospitals in the rear, spring
indypendenthistory: US Army nurses boarding cargo plane for transport after they were liberated from Japanese internment camps during WWII. Location: Manila, Luzon, Philippine Islands Date taken: February 1945 Photographer: Carl Mydans
Two of the first flight nurses to make evacuation flights into Normandy after D-Day, Lts. Suella Bernard (left) and Marijean Brown (center) are greeted by Lt. Foster, their head nurse. They are holding poppies they brought back from Normandy.
Medical Transport: Interior of a air evacuation flight between Catania, Sicily to the General Hospital in Tunis, Tunisia. US flight nurse, Mary Smith, is taking particulars from the patient during the flight.