Eleven U.S. Navy Nurses, rescued in February 1945 from the Las Banos internment camp on Luzon, Philippines, pause at Pearl Harbor on the way home from three years of hardship under their Japanese captors. The nurses wore U.S. Army uniforms picked up in the forward area. This image also shows traditional Hawaiian leis draped about their necks on arrival.
The rescued Navy Nurses are: Chief Nurse Cobb, Wichita, Kansas; Mary F. Chapman, Chicago and Edinburg Texas; Bertha R. Evans, Portland, Oregon; Helen C. Garzelanski, Omaha, Nebraska; Mary Rose Harrington, Elk Point, South Dakota; Margaret A. Nash, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania; Goldie O’Haver, Hayfield, Minnesota; Eldene E. Paige, Lomita, California; Susie J. Pritcher, Des Moines, Iowa; Dorothy Still, Long Beach, California and Edwinna Todd, Pomona, California.
Photo source: U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
Usage: Public Domain