Air Evacuation Nursing

We Served Too

image001-2In 1942, during World War II, a new type of nursing—known as air evacuation nursing—was ushered into the U.S. military forces. Medical teams consisting of flight surgeons, enlisted medical technicians, and flight nurses staffed transport aircraft, which were specially rigged to carry injured soldiers from the battlefield to fully equipped hospitals located away from the front. Air evacuation planes—or “air ambulances” as some called them—often landed in hostile territory and did not bear the familiar red cross, so there was always a real danger that the planes could be shot down by enemy forces.

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About C.E.Robinson

Christine Elizabeth Robinson lives in southern California where the skies are sunny and the Pacific Ocean sparkles every day. Since 2013, she’s been a retired nurse practitioner turned writer, ever grateful for blog followers of her website, Before Sundown. In 2019, she started writing a historical fiction book, and by the summer of 2021 Three Years of Her Life is in the self-publishing process, nearly ready to launch.
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9 Responses to Air Evacuation Nursing

  1. Great reblog! I wonder how many lives these gutsy ladies saved? And in high heeled Dr. Scholl’s shoes, too. I used to have a pair of those. They really are comfy, which is a good thing for those who are forced to wear them 🙂

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  2. What a fascinating post. Great choice for a reblog, Christine. Love the old photos. Huge hugs!

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    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Teagan, happy you liked the post. Thanks for reading it! I was fascinated too by this story. Never a thought about nurses in WWII until I read it. I have a new admiration for nurses back in time. Huge hugs back! Christine

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  3. My mom is a nurse and I have great admiration for nurses. This certainly is amazing!


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