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, a former nurse practitioner ventures into the world of fiction to write books. Published in May 2022, THREE YEARS OF HER LIFE, a historical fiction, comes from her love of researching family history. A background as a published poet, experience in writing fiction, non-fiction and screenplays, is an advantage in her writing career. Christine lives in Southern California. A sequel to the debut book, BEYOND THREE YEARS OF HER LIFE, in progress, will be available in 2023. The plot explodes and the characters evolve, moving forward. Even their victories create conflict and consequences.
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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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