US Flight Nurse Jane Kendeigh looks at a map of the Pacific
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.
Unknown Photographer, US Navy
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/
National Museum of the US Navy, US Navy
Accessed April 27, 2020
US Flight Nurse Jane Kendeigh Examines Map of Pacific 1945
US Flight Nurse Jane Kendeigh WWII, US Flight Nurses of WWII
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black and white photograph
Unknown Photographer, US Navy , “Geographical Know-How,” US Nurses in World War II, accessed May 20, 2022, https://usnursesww2.omeka.net/items/show/65.