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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

BLANCHE BERRIER BRINKLEY PAPERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Blanche Berrier Brinkley of Lexington, North Carolina, served in the Navy Nurse Corps from 1943 to 1945, during which time she was stationed aboard the USS Consolation hospital ship, which served at both Pearl Harbor and in Japan.



CONTENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Item
Blanche Berrier Brinkley in white uniform, 1943
Item # WV0384.6.006
From the Blanche Berrier Brinkley Papers
USS Consolation, circa 1943
Item # WV0384.6.007
From the Blanche Berrier Brinkley Papers
Navy nurse heads for the shower, Japan, circa 1944
Item # Wv0384.6.008
From the Blanche Berrier Brinkley Papers
Servicemen read in a lounge, circa 1945
Item # WV0384.6.001
From the Blanche Berrier Brinkley Papers
Army Hostess truck, circa 1945
Item # WV0384.6.002
From the Blanche Berrier Brinkley Papers
Ruins of a bombed building, circa 1945
Item # WV0384.6.003
From the Blanche Berrier Brinkley Papers
Blanche Berrier Brinkley with James Smith 1943
Item # WV0384.6.004
From the Blanche Berrier Brinkley Papers
Blanche Berrier Brinkley outside building, 1943
Item # WV0384.6.005
From the Blanche Berrier Brinkley Papers

ADDITIONAL CONTENTS:
Collection also includes approximately 35 additional photographs of Brinkley's time in the Navy Nurse Corps, primarily depicting USS Consolation personnel and scenes from Hawaii and Japan, and a 19-page memoir about her experiences in the service.