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Catalog Number 10311-6
Title Jacket, U.S. Army Nurse Corps, Service, World War II, Jeanette Meyer Davis
Object Name Jacket
Description dark olive green (drab) jacket. Fitted shape, 4 large gold buttons on front, pointed lapel, breast pocket flaps pointed with gold buttons, diamond-shaped patch over right pocket flap featuring gold eagle on gold circle, shoulder loops with gold buttons, slash pockets, shoulder pads
Brown band around each wrist; green satin lining with extra padding in shoulders; buttons have eagle emblem on them.
Year Range from 1944
Year Range to 1945
Material linen or rayon blend, metal
Makers mark PATCH ABOVE RIGHT BREAST POCKET OF GOLD EAGLE ON GOLD CIRCLE
Patch is diamond-shaped
Used USA: Nebraska (Colfax), Howells; England
People Davis, Jeanette (Meyer)
Search Terms U.S. Army Nurse Corps
women
Other Name Jacket, Military, Women's
Event WWII European Theater
History A native of Howells, Nebraska, Jeanette Meyer Davis joined the U.S. Army Nurse Corps January 27, 1944 after receiving an RN degree at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska and working at Doctors Hospital, also in Omaha. Davis had six weeks of training at Camp Carson in Colorado, and shortly afterward she was sent to England. She served in a colostomy ward, where soldiers were treated for wounds in their abdomens. Davis attained the rank of 1st lieutenant and was discharged November 14, 1945.
Credit line Jeanette Meyer Davis, Lincoln (Lancaster), Nebraska
Collection Davis, Jeanette Meyer