When Corregidor and Bataan fell in there were 11 US Navy nurses and 66 Army nurses who were captured along with the American and Filipino forces, and imprisoned in and around the city of Manila. These 77 women became known as the Angels of.
Black women in the United States Army Nurse Corps were assigned to Tuskegee Army Air Field Hospital (C. to assist pilots and cadets with physical and psychological problems. Part of their training included ground school instruction.
Members of the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) pose at Camp Shanks, New York, before leaving from New York Port of Embarkation on Feb. The women are with the first contingent of Black American WACs to go overseas for the war effort