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

Sunny southern California has been home for the past 30 years, a transplant from the east coast, Europe, Asia, and the northwest. In 2014 I retired as a nurse practitioner to be a stay-at-home writer, co-author, and blogger. From the blog beginning, Before Sundown has been honored with awards, and blog tours. I’m ever grateful for my dedicated worldwide followers who like, share and tweet posts. Before Sundown’s Welcome Page is full of glorious sunsets and sunrises. The New Featured Monthly Sunrise or Sunset Header and mini-bio promote and support blogger friends. What better way to keep the blog theme, “remember what made you smile” than to give visitors something to smile about!
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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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