By Judith Barger

ISBN-10: 1606351540

ISBN-13: 9781606351543

on the peak of worldwide warfare II, military flight nurses served with the military Air Forces as individuals of thirty-one clinical air evacuation squadrons positioned during the international on either the ecu and Pacific fronts. Their paintings was once no longer insignificant—over a million sufferers have been evacuated by way of air among January 1943 and should 1945. those in particular informed military nurses took nursing to new heights. usually embellished for his or her accomplishments, they exemplify the facility of a gaggle of nurses to manage effectively with the demanding situations of war.In her accomplished e-book, writer Judith Barger brings jointly details that's turning into much less available because the former nurses succumb to age, disease, and demise. Barger interviewed twenty-five of those pioneering ladies in 1986 whilst their remember in their provider studies used to be nonetheless bright and informative. construction on Barger’s past examine, their tales and the various complementary pictures integrated within the quantity convey to existence this lengthy past due tribute to military flight nursing in global struggle II.Beyond the decision of responsibility deals the one in-depth account of the occasions top as much as the formation of the army flight nurse application, their education for accountability, and the air evacuation missions within which they participated. Readers of army historical past, women’s heritage, and nursing heritage will locate all 3 pursuits represented during this publication, which provides new intending to a word within the Flight Nurse Creed of 1943: “I may be trustworthy to my education, and to the knowledge passed all the way down to me through those that have long gone ahead of me.”

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