World War II nursing

Learn more about NC nurses who served during WWII at home and overseas.
  • Information about the 38th Evacuation Hospital unit formed at Charlotte memorial hospital.
  • Blythe, L. (1966)  38th Evac.Charlotte;  Heritage Printers.
  • Doris Armenaki was a World War II nure who later taught nursing at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro for 17 years.
  • Blossom Ellis was a World War II nurse who later nursed in Randolph County.
  • Annie Ruth Graham WWII nurse from Efland, North Carolina.
  • Mattie Hicks from Greensboro was a World War II and Korean War Army nurse.
  • Della Raney Jackson, a graduate of Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing in Durham, North Carolina, became the first African American nurse to be commissioned in the U.S. Army. Jackson served at Fort Bragg.(see her biography in the monrth of January on this calendar).
  • Elna Jones was a World War II nurse from Hickory, North Carolina who later nursed in the triad area of North Carolina.
  • Shirley Lyle was a World War II nurse from Franklinville, North Carolina.
  • Daphine Doster Mastrioanni - A World War II nurse from Monroe, North Carolina.
  • Mizelle, Margaret B., Letters, 1942 - 1944 are available in the North Carolina State Archives in Raleigh:.Margaret B. Mizelle served as a 2nd lieutenant with the Army Nurse Corps during World War II. While stationed with the 38th Evacuation Hospital in England, Africa, and Italy, she wrote letters to her mother concerning articles of clothing, cosmetics, or food that Lt. Mizelle wished sent to her from home. Occasionally the letters contain descriptions of life in the field.
  • Sarah Wahab Moore Oral History Interview (Oral History #OH0151)WWII nurse
  • Estelle Garner Ptaszynski was a World War II nurse from Seagrove, North Carolina.
  • Virginia Reavis of Onslow County served as a World War II nurse.
  • Frances Turner of Durham, North Carolina, had a career in the Army Nurse Corps, serving during World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
  • McCoy, Jessie Marion Wall. Papers, 1941-1943. 73 items. Randleman, N.C. Letters to McCoy while in nurses training from her mother, Marion A. Wall, who was serving in the Women's Army Auxilary Corps describing her duties, activities, and social life while stationed in Ft. Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Edna Weston, was a World War II nurse from Wilkesboro, Noth Carolina.
  • Wanda Wills  of Sparta, North Carolina, was a nurse in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) from 1940 to 1946 and 1948 to 1964.
  • Virginia Russell from Bear Creek was a flight nurse in WWII.
  • Trojanowski, H.J. (2008) Women step up to serve.  Junior Tar Heel Historian.

The UNC-Greensboro women's veterans collection is the largest collection with information about NC WWII nurses.