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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

SHIRLEY VAN BRAKLE PAPERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Shirley Van Brakle served overseas while a member of the Army Nurse Corps from 1943 to 1946.


BIOGRAPHY

Shirley Van Brakle enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps in 1943 and attended basic training at Halloran General Hospital in Staten Island, New York. She was then stationed at Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey, before being sent to England in April 1944 with the 160th General Hospital. She remained overseas through at least November 1945 and was discharged in 1946.


CONTENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
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Shirley Van Brakle on roof, circa 1945
Item # WV0221.6.009
From the Shirley Van Brakle Papers
Shirley Van Brakle in the snow at Fort Monmouth, 1944
Item # WV0221.6.012
From the Shirley Van Brakle Papers
Shirley Van Brakle in the snow at Fort Monmouth, 1944
Item # WV0221.6.013
From the Shirley Van Brakle Papers
Shirley Van Brakle in hospital uniform, 1943
Item # WV0221.6.018
From the Shirley Van Brakle Papers
Portrait of Shirley Van Brakle, circa 1944
Item # WV0221.6.006
From the Shirley Van Brakle Papers
ANC basic training unit, 1943
Item # WV0221.6.022
From the Shirley Van Brakle Papers
ANC unit in formation at Halloran General Hospital, 1943
Item # WV0221.6.017
From the Shirley Van Brakle Papers
ANC nurses near tents, 1943
Item # WV0221.6.023
From the Shirley Van Brakle Papers
ANC nurses during live fire training, circa 1943
Item # WV0221.6.024
From the Shirley Van Brakle Papers
ANC nurse in live fire wire course, 1943
Item # WV0221.6.025
From the Shirley Van Brakle Papers
ANC nurses walk out of Westminster Abbey, circa 1945
Item # WV0221.6.026
From the Shirley Van Brakle Papers
Shirley Van Brakle and Milly Collins, circa 1945
Item # WV0221.6.027
From the Shirley Van Brakle Papers
Army nurses in Torquay, England, circa 1945
Item # WV0221.6.028
From the Shirley Van Brakle Papers
ANC nurses at Kents Cavern, England, circa 1945
Item # WV0221.6.029
From the Shirley Van Brakle Papers
Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent with serviceman, circa 1945
Item # WV0221.6.007
From the Shirley Van Brakle Papers
The Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent with servicemen, circa 1945.
Item # WV0221.6.008
From the Shirley Van Brakle Papers
Shirley Van Brakle in front of a cathedral, circa 1945
Item # WV0221.6.010
From the Shirley Van Brakle Papers
Shirley Van Brakle with gas mask bag, 1943
Item # WV0221.6.011
From the Shirley Van Brakle Papers
Shirley Van Brakle in London, circa 1945
Item # WV0221.6.001
From the Shirley Van Brakle Papers
Servicemen and women at Palace of Versailles, 1945
Item # WV0221.6.002
From the Shirley Van Brakle Papers
Personnel of the 160th General Hospital, England, circa 1945
Item # WV0221.6.003
From the Shirley Van Brakle Papers
Servicewomen in live fire exercise, circa 1944
Item # WV0221.6.004
From the Shirley Van Brakle Papers
Shirley Van Brakle in traditional Scottish dress, circa 1945
Item # WV0221.6.005
From the Shirley Van Brakle Papers
Three army nurses during field training, 1943
Item # WV0221.6.019
From the Shirley Van Brakle Papers
ANC nurses with a child in Switzerland, circa 1945
Item # WV0221.6.020
From the Shirley Van Brakle Papers
Three army nurses and a serviceman in England, circa 1945
Item # WV0221.6.021
From the Shirley Van Brakle Papers
Army nurses during bivouac training, circa 1944
Item # WV0221.6.014
From the Shirley Van Brakle Papers
Shirley Van Brakle with army nurse and servicemen, circa 1944
Item # WV0221.6.015
From the Shirley Van Brakle Papers

ADDITIONAL CONTENTS:
Correspondence, 1943-1945; Newspaper Clippings, 1944-1945; “Cathedral Bells of England,” 1943.