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United States. Navy--Medical care--History--20th century

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Barbara Gier papers

 Collection — 00.0554 - Box 1
Identifier: 00.0545
Scope and Contents

This collections consists of World War II personal letters to family, primarily her mother, from Barbara Gier who served as a U.S. Army Nurse in France. Several letters provide vivid descriptions of the English and French countrysides.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1942-1946; Other: Date acquired: 05/24/2000

Betty S. Gilson papers

 Collection — Box 00.0209
Identifier: 00.0209
Scope and Contents

Betty S. and husband John Gilson were both medical doctors in residence in Cleveland, Ohio until John was called on active duty in the Navy. The letters in this collection were exchanged from 1944-1945 and discuss his experience in the Navy as well has her struggles on the homefront with balancing child care and professional duties while her husband served away in the U.S. Navy.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1943-1946; Other: Majority of material found in 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 08/11/2000

Herbert J. Thurber, Jr. scrapbook

 Collection — 05.0031 Photograph Album
Identifier: 05.0031
Scope and Contents

This photograph scrapbook assembled by U.S. Navy sailor Herbert J. Thurber, Jr. photographically records landing craft LST 558 and crew throughout its journey during World War II. LST 558 made stops throughout the Philippine Islands, New Guinea, Japan, and the Pacific Theatre. The cities visited were Linguyan Bay, Hollandia, Subic Bay, Lake Sentai, Pohy Wog, Sapporo, Yokosuka, Saipan, Aomori Honshu, Otaru, and Tokyo.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1944-1945; Other: Date acquired: 05/14/2005

James Wesley Fackler papers

 Collection — Single Folder Collections -1998 Box 8 (98.0142-98.0162), Folder: 98.0161 - Folder 1
Identifier: 98.0161
Scope and Contents James Wesley Fackler served as a U.S. Navy corpsman during World War II in a medical company that directly supported the U.S. Marines during the Battle of Okinawa. The collection includes the daily log of Medical Company C for the period April-June 1945 while the company was in direct support of the 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division on Okinawa. The manuscript describes the activities of a member of a medical company, probably written by Fackler. It describes life as a corpsman, liberty, neuropsychiatric wards, battle fatigue, transportation, training at Camp Lejeune, entertainment onboard ship, training on Benika Island of the Russell Island group, food on the islands...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 05/19/1997

Elizabeth O'Farrell collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.0068
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to the service of Elizabeth O'Farrell, who served in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps during World War II. She received training to be a physical therapy technician, and served at the Great Lakes Naval Hospital from 1943-1944, and then at Glenview Naval Hospital in Illinois from 1944-1945.

Dates: 1943-1948; Date accessioned: 2020-02-11