The Resource Beyond the call of duty : Army flight nursing in World War II, Judith Barger, (electronic resource)

Beyond the call of duty : Army flight nursing in World War II, Judith Barger, (electronic resource)

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Beyond the call of duty : Army flight nursing in World War II
Title
Beyond the call of duty
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Army flight nursing in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Judith Barger
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Language
eng
Summary
At the height of World War II, five hundred Army flight nurses served with the Army Air Forces as members of thirty-one medical air evacuation squadrons located throughout the world on both the European and Pacific fronts. Their work was not insignificant?over one million patients were evacuated by air between January 1943 and May 1945. These specially trained Army nurses took nursing to new heights. Often decorated for their accomplishments, they exemplify the ability of a group of nurses to cope successfully with the challenges of war.In her comprehensive book, author Judith Barger brings together information that is becoming less accessible as the former nurses succumb to age, infirmity, and death. Barger interviewed twenty-five of these pioneering women in 1986 when their recall of their service experiences was still vivid and informative. Building on Barger?s earlier research, their stories and the numerous complementary photographs included in the volume bring to life this long overdue tribute to Army flight nursing in World War II.Beyond the Call of Duty offers the only in-depth account of the events leading up to the formation of the military flight nurse program, their training for duty, and the air evacuation missions in which they participated. Readers of military history, women?s history, and nursing history will find all three interests represented in this book, which gives new meaning to a phrase in the Flight Nurse Creed of 1943: ?I will be faithful to my training, and to the wisdom handed down to me by those who have gone before me.?
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TEFOD
Dewey number
940.54/75
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
D807.U6
LC item number
B37 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • bibliography
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Beyond the call of duty : Army flight nursing in World War II, Judith Barger, (electronic resource)
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Beyond the call of duty : Army flight nursing in World War II, Judith Barger, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
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Contents
Prologue -- Origin of Flight Nursing -- Military Air Evacuation Tries Its Wings -- Flight Nurse Training -- From Flight Nurse Graduation to Arrival Overseas -- Flight Nursing on the European Front : North Africa, Sicily, Italy -- Flight Nurses behind Enemy Lines -- Flight Nursing on the European Front : United Kingdom, France, North Atlantic -- Flight Nurse Prisoner of War -- Flight Nursing on the Pacific Front : Pacific Islands -- Flight Nursing on the Pacific Front : Alaska, China-Burma-India -- Flight Nurse Image in Mind and Media -- Challenges of Wartime Flight Nursing -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Unpublished Flight Nurse Interviews with the Author
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9781612776774
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