Nurse Profiles

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Nurse Profiles


Individual stories of nurses working at home and abroad


This collection contains brief explanations with images of the stories of some of the brave women who chose to step out and serve others both stateside and overseas during the war.

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Mrs. Virginia Rosebud Sneed Dixon, RN
Here are two photographs, one of RN Virginia Sneed Dixon during her service in the US Army Nurse Corps in World War II, and the other of her during her interview in 2012. Dixon also served in the Korean War. Dixon was born in 1919, the seventh of ten…

Shikata Ga Nai
US Army Cadet Nurse Corps member Alice Kanagaki's experience as a nurse during the war was drastically different from her counterparts across the nation. Kanagaki, a young Japanese American woman born and raised in Vacaville, California, spent the…

US Army Nurse Dorothy Managan
In the top photograph, US Army Nurse Dorothy Tonjes Managan poses for her picture in uniform. Managan, born in Flushing, New York in 1923, and graduated from high school in 1941. Managan chose to attend a three year nursing program at the Medical…

Captain Della H. Raney, US Army Nurse Corps
This is a photo of US Army Nurse Della Hayden Raney Jackson. Born in 1912 in Virginia, Jackson attended nursing school in Durham, North Carolina, graduating from the Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing in 1937. Jackson worked as an operating room…
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