Flight Nurse and Wounded
At Iwo Jima Airfield #1 Gwen Jensen, a flight nurse, talks with wounded Marines who are about to be evacuated by airplane. Mount Surabachi, from which the U.S. flag was first flown ten days before, can be seen in the background. This photograph is one of many taken by Milwaukee photographer Dickey Chapelle during the prolonged battle for Iwo Jima. She was present within nine days of the first Marine landing.
Image ID: 11367
Creation Date: 1945-03
Creator Name: Chapelle, Dickey
Collection Name: Dickey Chapelle papers, 1933-1967
Original Format Type: negative, original
Original Format Number: PH 3301C # 2777
Original Dimensions: 4 x 3 inches
This image is one of many taken of or by Dickey Chapelle, and part of the Dickey Chapelle collection held by the Society. Chapelle was one of the first women foreign correspondents to cover World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and military struggles worldwide, particularly against communism. Her work appeared in "Reader's Digest," "National Geographic," "Look," "Saturday Evening Post." Chapelle was killed in Vietnam in 1965. Her collection includes photographs; biographical material and personal papers, primarily news clippings and a few legal documents; taped interviews; and personal correspondence.
Clothing and dress
World War, 1939-1945
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