[Interview of Anna Spillman Atteberry on her service in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during WWII].

Anna Spillman Atteberry talks about her childhood in depression-era Louisiana and her service in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps in Southern France and Italy during World War Two. Atteberry says that after nursing school she heard news of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and immediately enlisted. She says that...

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Corporate Authors: Women's Overseas Service League Oral History Project
Vincent Voice Library (digitizer.)
University of Texas at San Antonio. Libraries (current owner.)
Other Authors: Atteberry, Anna Spillman, 1920-2011 (Interviewee)
Stewart, Ruth F. (Interviewer)
Martin, Patricia (Interviewer)
Language:English
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Physical Description:1 online resource (1 audio file (33 min., 33 sec.))
Format: Electronic Audio Software
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Anna Spillman Atteberry talks about her childhood in depression-era Louisiana and her service in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps in Southern France and Italy during World War Two. Atteberry says that after nursing school she heard news of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and immediately enlisted. She says that she was first assigned to the Fort Bliss hospital, volunteered for overseas duty, joined the 56th Evacuation Hospital and was sent to Casablanca in North Africa. She was next moved to Bizerte to treat casualties from the invasion of Sicily, she says and was later sent to Anzio and then north to Naples. She talks about spending the winter in a front line tent hospital, dealing with the dirt floors and trying to keep things sterile, treating battlefield wounds and pneumonia and other cold related cases and working during German shelling and says that she is proud of the care that she and other hospital staff provided. After next being stationed in Rome, Atteberry says that she was transferred to the 10th Field Hospital in France, followed the Army as it moved across France and Germany and says that the lines changed so quickly that they were sometimes forced to leave behind patients who were too critical to be moved. She says that she returned to the States as a patient and received treatment at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Denver and when she recovered, was sent to Fort Sam Houston where she nursed severely injured casualties. Atteberry is interviewed by Ruth Stewart and Patricia Martin.
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Part of the Women's Overseas Service League Oral History Project.
Originally recorded on an analog cassette held by the University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries. Digitized by the G. Robert Vincent Voice Library of the Michigan State University Libraries.
Call Number:Voice 35441
DB35441 cassette
Playing Time:00:33:33
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Interviewee, Anna Spillman Atteberry ; interviewers, Ruth Stewart, Patricia Martin
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Recorded 2007 April 2