And If I Perish

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In And If I Perish, Evelyn Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee draw on never-before-published eyewitness acounts to tell the story of the U.S. Army Nurses who served in World War II. While researching this project, the authors received wartime photographs from many of the nurses and their families. Not all of the photos could be included in the final book, but here, we share a unique collection with you.

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1. U.S. Army nurses just arriving in Oxford, England in July 1942 look for their bedrolls and other belongings unloaded from a truck. View photo

2. Lt. Helen Molony waits with her belongings for transportation that will move the 48th Surgical Hospital to a new site in Tunisia during the North Africa Campaign. View photo

3. Dr. Edward Rosenbaum and a corpsman work to stabilize a wounded soldier during the North Africa Campaign. View photo

4. U.S. Army nurses of the 93rd Evacuation Hospital wade ashore on Sicily on 13 July 1943, D+4. View photo

5. After being struck by a German bomb on 13 September 1943, HMHS Newfoundland is adrift off the coast of Salerno, Italy. View photo

6. A few of the news stories published in the United States concerning the bombing of HMHS Newfoundland. View photo

7. U.S. Army nurse digs in on Anzio beachhead as corpsmen set up hospital tents. View photo

8. U.S. Army nurses fill and place sandbags around their living quarters in order to provide better protection against German bombs and shrapnel. View photo

9. U.S. Army nurses line up with other soldiers to clean their mess kits after a quick meal on the Anzio beachhead. View photo

10. Nurses of the 93rd Evacuation Hospital gather firewood for their tent stoves on "Hell's Half Acre," as the Anzio beachhead hospital compound was nicknamed by American GIs. View photo

11. Hospital personnel examine the damage done to the hospital area on Anzio beachhead by German shells. View photo

12. U.S. Army corpsmen carry wounded soldiers to a dockside area for evacuation from the Anzio beachhead on 31 January 1944. View photo

13. After a German retreat, Lt. Evelyn Anderson and Vera Sheaffer, nurses from the 93rd Evacuation Hospital make themselves comfortable on the large German railroad gun that U.S. soldiers nicknamed "Anzio Annie," "Anzio Express," and "Whistling Willie." View photo

14. U.S. Army nurses of the 95th Evacuation Hospital, Bee Wee Wheeler, Fern Wingard, and Anna Mae Ziegler board the USS Marigold in Naples, Italy for the invasion of southern France. View photo

15. A U.S. Army hospital train crew emerging from shelter after a strafing attack at Verviers, Belgium, winter 1944. View photo

16. Lt. Ruth Hindman, Johnstown, PA in Italy, 1944. View photo

17. Capt. Jack Gurwitz, Boston, MA operates on a patient suffering from a compound fracture of his thigh and injuries to his blood vessels. Amputation was necessary because of gangrene of the foot. The American National Red Cross shipped the blood used in transfusion from the United States. Helping Capt. Gurwitz is Tech 5 Vincent Luther, Patton, PA (lower right) of the 93rd Evacuation Hospital, 7th Army, 7 November 1944 in Plombiers, France. View photo

18. U.S. Army Nurse Corps Lt. Alice McKoy, a pioneer in civil rights within the U.S. Army. View photo

19. Lt. Vera Sheaffer Skogsberg's display of U.S. Army awards and memorabilia. View photo

20. Lt. Frances "Frenchie" Miernicke from Duluth, Minnesota celebrating her separation from the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, 13 September 1945. View photo