[Interview of Margaret Kaminski Bliss on her service in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps].

Margaret Kaminski Bliss talks about her service in the U.S. Army Nurse Corp from August 1941 through July 1946. Bliss says she trained as a civilian at St. Lukes School of Nursing in Idaho, that her first military assignment was at Fort Lewis in Washington and that she was later sent overseas to war...

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Corporate Authors: Women's Overseas Service League Oral History Project, Vincent Voice Library (digitizer,, current owner.)
Other Authors: Bliss, Margaret Kaminski (Interviewee), Spackman, Neola Ann, 1918-1992 (Interviewer)
Format: Electronic Audio Software
Language:English
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Physical Description:1 online resource (1 audio file (27 min.))
Online Access:Listen to sound recording - All users (Michigan State University Libraries)
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Summary:Margaret Kaminski Bliss talks about her service in the U.S. Army Nurse Corp from August 1941 through July 1946. Bliss says she trained as a civilian at St. Lukes School of Nursing in Idaho, that her first military assignment was at Fort Lewis in Washington and that she was later sent overseas to war-time New Guinea and Manila. She talks about the insects, snakes and other poisonous creatures in New Guinea, her quarters, her uniforms, the torrential rain storms, tropical diseases, the forbidding jungle, seeing Japanese submarines, being escorted to the latrine by an armed guard, seeing USO shows, the rations and having the chocolates sent from home melt immediately in the equatorial heat. Bliss also confides that she was secretly married in 1943 but that her husband was soon killed overseas and that she was married again after the war. Bliss is interviewed by Neola Ann Spackman.
Item Description:Title supplied.
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.
Static in the first one minute and fifty seconds of the recording.
Playing Time:00:27:00
Call Number:Voice 33977
DB33977 cassette