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Mess Hall


Description: Interior of a mess tent in Saudia Arabia with soldiers in line for food during the Persian Gulf War.

Date: 1943 ca.

Description: Flight nurse Gwen Jensen is posed with her father, during her last hours before leaving U.S. soil at Alameda Navy Landing Strip. She is sitting close to he...

Date: 1944 

Description: WAVES Design No. 2, "WAVE and Sailors." The poster features a woman in a naval uniform, with two sailors standing behind her. WAVES is the acronym for Wome...


Description: Sue Drabek, [Unidentified], Stacy Jalowitz, and [Unidentified] pose together just prior to leaving Saudi Arabia after serving in the Persian Gulf War.

Date: 1945-03 

Description: Two nurses, Leona Jackson, left, and Mary Rose Harrington Nelson, right, return to Guam after being imprisoned in Los Banos, Philippines, for over two year...

Date: 1943 ca.

Description: Flight nurse, Gwen Jensen, visits with her parents as she prepares to leave U.S. soil. Jensen kneels on the floor as her parents sit on a bed next to her....

Date: 1943 ca.

Description: Flight nurses, newly arrived in Agana Airport, Guam, search for their luggage as two other women look on. The two flight nurses have just completed flight...

Date: 1943 ca.

Description: Six female flight nurses in a swimming pool during aquatic training at the at Alameda Naval Air Strip. Four of the women are in a raft, and two women are i...

Date: 1944-08-02 

Description: Helen Durr diving from the launch, Ardith Cauble (Gauble?) observing her.

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Flight nurse, Gwen Jensen, wearing a jumpsuit and a cap, stands waiting with near an airplane with marine Private First Class George Berier, left, and mari...


Description: WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) soldier saluting superimposed in front of an image of the American Flag and a gun crew on a ship.

Date: 1958 

Description: 26th of July Movement rest by a tree in Oriente Province during the Cuban Revolution. Fidel Castro is holding an espresso cup in the foreground, and Celia...

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

The experiences of nurses, as documented in primary sources, will help students to understand points of view on the war in the Pacific theater

Date: 1965-12 

Description: Anti-aircraft crew that was said to have downed 14 American planes during four days in December, 1965. This propaganda photograph was released by a Hanoi...

Date: 1952-06-17 

Description: Mrs. Mary Ellen Fletcher used an inheritance to fly her mother and father in-laws from Birmingham, England to Madison to witness their sons graduation from...

Date: 1962 

Description: Women train with rifles in a village near the Laotion border in the mountain region of Vietnam. A group of about 25 women are lined up in two rows standing...

Date: 1954-09-18 

Description: Portrait of Mary Herb (left), past president, Carol Sommer, the newly-elected president, and Captain Margaret L. Kumpf, Army nurse counselor and banquet sp...

Date: 1945-03 

Description: United States Army nurse, Mary Harrington, teaches female internees in Saipan, gathered outdoors in the grass with Saipan women. Harrington is smiling and...

Date: 1945-03 

Description: Betty Sullivan, a Red Cross Worker, serves coffee and talks with B-29 crew at Kobler Field in Saipan. Sullivan is reaching for a large coffee pot and is su...

Date: 1943-12 

Description: Hand-drawn holiday card of a woman soldier in front of McCloskey General Hospital. She is in uniform and is saluting. There are cacti (cactus) in the foreg...

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