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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

ELEANOR K. PECK LETTERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Eleanor K. Peck served as a pediatrician in London, England, while volunteering for the American Red Cross from 1941 to 1942 and as a member of the U.S. Army beginning in January 1943.


BIOGRAPHY

American pediatrician Eleanor K. Peck volunteered for the American Red Cross during World War II. She departed for England in October 1942, and there worked at the Hospital for Sick Children in London. In January, 1943 she was transferred from the Red Cross to the U.S. Army.


CONTENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Item
Letter from Eleanor K. Peck to Poppy, 1941
Item # WV0420.4.001
From the Eleanor K. Peck Letters

ADDITIONAL CONTENTS:
15 letters from Peck to her aunt and uncle, dating from 2 November 1941 to 26 June 1943. Peck describes her trip overseas, air raids, the hospital, rationing, commissioning of female doctors, and her reaction to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.