[Interview of Devere Powell on her service in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during WWII].

Devere Powell talks about her service in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during World War Two. She says she enlisted in April 1943, received her flight nurse's training at Bowman Field in Kentucky, was shipped to Hollandia, New Guinea in April 1945 and then to Manila and finally to Leyte where she joined...

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Corporate Authors: Women's Overseas Service League Oral History Project
Vincent Voice Library (digitizer,, current owner.)
Other Authors: Powell, Devere (Interviewee)
Thompson, Betty, 1919-2004 (Interviewer)
Language:English
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Physical Description:1 online resource (1 audio file (12 min., 55 sec.))
Format: Electronic Audio Software
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Devere Powell talks about her service in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during World War Two. She says she enlisted in April 1943, received her flight nurse's training at Bowman Field in Kentucky, was shipped to Hollandia, New Guinea in April 1945 and then to Manila and finally to Leyte where she joined the 801st Air Evac Squad. She discusses her job of escorting casualties from the Philippine Islands and Okinawa to hospitals in Manila and tells a poignant story of giving her flight wings to a wounded former American POW as a souvenir. Powell says she was discharged from the Army as a First Lieutenant in December 1945. Interviewer Betty Thompson also discusses Powell's nursing career and her volunteer work in retirement.
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Part of the Women's Overseas Service League Oral History Project.
Digitized by the G. Robert Vincent Voice Library of the Michigan State University Libraries.
Call Number:Voice 32791
DB32791 cassette
Playing Time:00:12:55
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Interviewee, Devere Powell ; interviewer, Betty Thompson.
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Recorded 1984 October 10