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Air Evacuation in France

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DESCRIPTION

Wisconsin military personnel load a patient covered with a blanket on a stretcher onto a Douglas C-47 Skytrain cargo plane during an air evacuation in Normandy, France. Names, (left to right) are Lieutenant Josephine Sansone Russo of Milwaukee, Captain K.W. Covell, a physician from Racine, and Private James Dietrich of Sheboygan. Robert Doyle, war correspondent for the Milwaukee Journal, made the trip from England with a load of large containers of blood. After the supplies were unloaded, they filled the plane with wounded and flew back to an English hospital. Doyle wrote a caption for this image although it was not published at that time, "Wisconsin nurse and medical soldiers put wounded men aboard an ambulance plane at an airfield on the Normandy beachhead. (See names above.) Russo is stationed in England and flies with planes taking wounded from France. Captain Covell and Private Dietrich are based in Normandy."

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 100313

Creation Date: 1944-07-27 

Creator Name: Doyle, Robert

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Collection Name: Doyle, Robert. Papers : 1935-1974, 1995

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: negative, original

Original Format Number: M99-114, box 8, roll 34B, neg 3407

Original Dimensions: 2.375 x 2.375 inches

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Robert Doyle was a civilian war correspondent for the Milwaukee Journal during World War II, covering the experiences of Wisconsin troops in the 32nd "Red Arrow" Division, an infantry division of the United States Army National Guard. The "Red Arrow" Division consisted mainly of soldiers from Wisconsin and Michigan.

SUBJECTS

Air bases

Airplane, Military

Armed Forces

First aid in illness and injury

Medical equipment & supplies

Medicine

Men

Military art and science

Military uniforms

Nurses

Officers

Outdoor photography

Persons

Physicians

Soldiers

War casualties

Women

World War, 1939-1945

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