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Army Nurse Killed in Action | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Army Nurse Killed in Action

Army Nurse Killed in Action | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Head and shoulders portrait of Ellen G. Ainsworth, published in the <i>Milwaukee Sentinel</i>. She was an Army nurse killed in action on February 16th, 1944, at Anzio, Italy. She was the only Wisconsin military woman killed by hostile fire in a war in the 20th century and possibly earlier. She remained the only Wisconsin woman killed by hostile fire until 1991.
DESCRIPTION
Head and shoulders portrait of Ellen G. Ainsworth, published in the Milwaukee Sentinel. She was an Army nurse killed in action on February 16th, 1944, at Anzio, Italy. She was the only Wisconsin military woman killed by hostile fire in a war in the 20th century and possibly earlier. She remained the only Wisconsin woman killed by hostile fire until 1991.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:99328
Creation Date: 1944
Creator Name:Unknown
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Collection Name:Signe Skott Coooper papers, 1943-1992
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:M95-183 (3), box 1 of 1
Original Dimensions:4 x 5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Tom Mueller wrote about Ellen G. Ainsworth on Memorial Day in 1986. The article ran in the Milwaukee Sentinel. The picture was given to Tom by Ellen's sister.

More information can be found in M95-183, box 2, folder 3, In Cooper, Signe Skott. Papers. 1943-1992.

SUBJECTS
Hats
Nurses
Military uniforms
World War, 1939-1945
Indoor photography
Portrait photography
Women
Insignia
War casualties

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