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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

BERNICE B. MCCORMACK PAPERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Bernice Bauks McCormack (1914-2007) of Marlboro, Massachusetts, was stationed in Africa while serving with the Army Nurse Corps during World War II.


BIOGRAPHY

Bernice B. McCormack of Marlboro, Massachusetts, was born on 14 March 1914. She attended nursing school at Symmes Arlington Hospital and then worked in the operating room of Marlboro Hospital. She joined the Army Nurse Corps in March 1942, and was stationed at Fort Adams and Fort Getty in Rhode Island until December 1942 when she was transferred to Charleston, SC, for overseas training. McCormack set sail later that month, with stops in Cuba, Trinidad, and Ascension Island before reaching Ghana on 12 January 1943. On March 7 when she was transferred to Dakar, Senegal, where she remained until February 1944.

McCormack was transferred to Camp Huckstep outside Cairo, Egypt, following a brief stay in Casablanca, Morrocco. She returned to the U.S. via a hospital ship out of Oran, Algeria, and was assigned to troop trains transporting wounded soldiers out of New York. She was later honorably discharged at Greensboro, N.C. Bernice McCormack passed away on 24 September 2007.


CONTENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Item
Portrait of Bernice B. McCormack, 1945
Item # WV0161.6.001
From the Bernice B. McCormack Papers
Diary of Bernice B. McCormack, 1942-1944
Item # WV0161.3.001
From the Bernice B. McCormack Papers
Army Nurse Corps olive drab garrison cap, circa 1943
Item # WV0161.8.001
From the Bernice B. McCormack Papers
Army Nurse Corps seersucker cap, circa 1945
Item # WV0161.8.002
From the Bernice B. McCormack Papers

ADDITIONAL CONTENTS:
Immunization Register, 1942-1948; Memoir, 22 February 2000; Newspaper Clipping, 1942; Overseas Duty Ribbon