[Interview of Major (Ret.) Harriet J. Jayne on her long career in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps].

Retired Major Harriet Jayne talks about her long career in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, before, during and after World War II. After receiving her nurse's training at Marquette University, Jayne says that she enlisted in the Army and was sent to Fort Custer in Michigan for training in February 1941, w...

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Corporate Authors: Women's Overseas Service League Oral History Project
Vincent Voice Library (digitizer,, current owner.)
Other Authors: Jayne, Harriet, 1917-1999 (Interviewee)
Thompson, Betty, 1919-2004 (Interviewer)
Language:English
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Physical Description:1 online resource (1 audio file (23 min., 35 sec.))
Format: Electronic Audio Software
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Retired Major Harriet Jayne talks about her long career in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, before, during and after World War II. After receiving her nurse's training at Marquette University, Jayne says that she enlisted in the Army and was sent to Fort Custer in Michigan for training in February 1941, was shipped out with the 52nd Evac Hospital to New Caledonia in September 1942 and to the New Hebrides with the 48th Station Hospital in January 1943. She talks about the mosquitoes, and hot days and cold nights in the South Pacific, having malaria and later being sent to New Zealand to recover from a broken foot. Jayne says that she rejoined her unit on Guadalcanal in June 1944, moved north with the fighting to Tinian Island in January 1945 and was on Tinian when the atomic bomb was dropped on Japan. She says that she returned to the States in October 1945 and recalls her many duty stations after the war and finally ending her career in February 1961 while serving at Fort Bragg. Jayne is interviewed by Betty C. Taylor Thompson.
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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 33933
DB33933 cassette
Playing Time:00:23:35
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Interviewee, Harriet J. Jayne ; interviewer, Betty Thompson.
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Recorded 1984 May 10