US Army nurses in jungle training in WWII
This is a picture of a group of US Army nurses during their training in the jungles of the Caribbean. These women were going to be serving with the Air Force, and would need to be knowledgeable about the climate of the Caribbean and the jungles they would possibly have to serve in. They are wearing a modified uniform created specifically for nurses serving in hot climates, which was something that was not always made readily available for nurses, especially at the beginning of the war. This shows not only a different type of uniform worn, but also the grit that nurses were expected to have by the end of their training, in order to deal with the conditions they were to encounter overseas.
Unknown Photographer, US Army and National Archives
Women of World War II Website: "Army Nurses: Army Nurses Marching Through Jungle," by Margie Bedell-Burke, February 2, 2018, image courtesy of the US National Archives: https://www.womenofwwii.com/army/army-nurses/army-nurses-marching-through-jungle/
US National Archives
Accessed April 27, 2020
US Army Nurses training in Caribbean jungle
US Army Nurses of WWII
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black and white photo
Unknown Photographer, US Army and National Archives , “Jungle Training,” US Nurses in World War II, accessed January 23, 2022, https://usnursesww2.omeka.net/items/show/64.