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Catalog Number 10311-15
Title Jacket, Military, USA, Army Nurse Corps, World War II, Jeanette Meyer Davis
Object Name Jacket
Description World War II jacket of Jeanette Meyer Davis; Size 12R, 2 Gold Bars Left Sleeve; Olive drab, long sleeve, twill weave, 2 breast pockets with button flaps, shoulder loops, hidden-button placket at center front, band at bottom of jacket fitted with buckle

Three plastic buttons down front; patch on upper left sleeve of star, arrow, and chains; two inner pockets along coat seem.
Year Range from 1945
Year Range to 1945
Material wool, metal, plastic
Makers mark SHOULDER PATCH, LEFT OF EUROPEAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS, ADV BASE

Cloth tag inside jacket:
JACKETS, FIELD, WL. O.D., UMS.
SIZE 12R
POLIKOFF (I.F.S.) LTD.
CONTRACT/ECH 1178 1945
Used USA: Howells (Colfax), Nebraska; England
People Davis, Jeanette (Meyer)
Search Terms U.S. Army Nurse Corps
WOMEN
Other Name Jacket, Women's, Military
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 Mehodist 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