Evelyn Barbara Whitlow Greenfield

Evelyn Barbara Whitlow Greenfield
WWII POW Nurse in the Philippines

Evelyn Barbara Whitlow (Greenfield): Angel of Bataan and Corregidor

The "Angels of Bataan and Corregidor" were the members of the U.S. Army and Navy Nurse Corps who were stationed in the Philippines at the outset of the U.S. entry into World War II and served during the Battle of the Philippines during 1941 and 1942.



  • Evelyn Barbara (Whitlow) Greenfield (1916-1994), papers are in the NC State Archives. Originally of Leasburg in Caswell County, joined the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) in May 1940 as a second lieutenant. She was captured in the Philippines in 1942 and spent almost four years in a Japanese POW camp. Papers consist of letters; newspaper cuttings; military orders; a telegram; original and typescript diary; interview; life sketch; a printed; photograph and miscellaneous printed matter, most all relating to Lt. Whitlow's career in the ANC and her internment.