Geographical Know-How

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Title

Geographical Know-How

Subject

US Flight Nurse Jane Kendeigh looks at a map of the Pacific

Description

Here is an example of one of the things nurses had to learn and understand in training before they could serve in the field, especially overseas; geography. Nurses were trained to read maps of the various areas of the front where they would be serving, so that they would be familiar with where they were and what operations were happening there. This was especially important for flight nurses, as they would be helping evacuate patients from multiple different places during the war, instead of remaining in one location during their service. This specific image is of US Ensign Flight Nurse Jane Kendeigh in 1945, the first flight nurse to step foot in Okinawa and Iwo Jima, who served on the battle front in the Mariana Islands and Hawaii, and a member of the NATS Pacific Wing Air Evacuation Squadron.

Creator

Unknown Photographer, US Navy

Source

Women of World War II Website: "Navy Nurses: Flight Nurse Examining Map of Pacific," by Margie Bedell-Burke, October 31, 2017, image courtesy of the National Museum of the U.S. Navy: https://www.womenofwwii.com/navy/navy-nurses/flight-nurse-examining-map-of-pacific/

Publisher

National Museum of the US Navy, US Navy

Date

Accessed April 27, 2020

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Photograph (jpg)

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Identifier

US Flight Nurse Jane Kendeigh Examines Map of Pacific 1945

Coverage

US Flight Nurse Jane Kendeigh WWII, US Flight Nurses of WWII

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Original Format

black and white photograph

Collection

Citation

Unknown Photographer, US Navy , “Geographical Know-How,” US Nurses in World War II, accessed May 20, 2022, https://usnursesww2.omeka.net/items/show/65.