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Red Cross Nurse’s Aide Corps World War II Home Front

Red Cross WWII nurses, 1943.

Volunteers for this wartime home front program pledged 150 hours or more annually for non-technical nursing at stateside military and civilian hospitals. More than 200,000 women served in the Red Cross Nurse’s Aide Corps.
This wonderful photograph was a donation in 2016. Unfortunately, no one is identified. That said, the donation also included a Nurse’s Aide Corps certificate in the name of Frances Bain, dated June 1943, making it likely Ms. Bain is pictured here. If you can identify anyone in this photo, please contact Museum Librarian Bill Kemp at As always, thanks!

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

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