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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

AILEEN D. WHITE LETTERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Aileen D. White served in the Army Nurse Corps in Italy during World War II.


COLLECTION SUMMARY

Thirteen V-Mail letters from Lt. Aileen D. White of the Army Nurse Corps to her sister in Robbinsville, New Jersey. Dated from January 1944 to March 1944, the letters briefly describe living conditions and entertainment in an unknown location in Italy where White was stationed with the 17th General Hospital. White comments on the 1943 film So Proudly We Hail, noting that she met a nurse who was in Bataan. Other subjects include White's infant nephew, the weather, the restrictions places on her by censorship, and war efforts on the home front, including the need to plant a garden and recycle clothing.

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BIOGRAPHY

Aileen D. White served in the Army Nurse Corps in Italy during World War II. She was stationed with the 17th General Hospital from January to March 1944.