After three long years of deprivation during their time in a Japanese internment camp near Manila, some of the rescued Navy nurses join others for a luncheon in the hospital ward room in Hawaii. Seated at the table from left to right are Chief Nurse Mary Benner of the 14th naval District; who was hostess to the luncheon; Helen Gorzelanski, of Omaha Nebraska; Miss Lucy Jamison, of radio station KGU, Honolulu; Mrs. Basilia T. Steward, wife of Lieutenant Commander Jerry A. Steward, U.S. navy, who was a volunteer nurse on Bataan; C. Edwinna Todd, of Pomona, California; Dorothy Still of Long Beach, California; Mary F. Chapman of Chicago, Illinois; and Laura Cobb, of Wichita, Kansas.
Photo source: U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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