US Navy Nurses at home and abroad
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US Navy Nurse Poster
At the outbreak of WWII the U.S. Navy had under 1000 navy nurses on active duty. By
the height of the war in 1945, there were over 11,000. Navy nurses served at home and abroad, many coming under fire aboard hospital ships in the Pacific, including the attack on Pearl Harbor, where they treated the first casualties aboard the hospital ship USS Solace.
U.S. Navy recruiting poster from World War II.