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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

HELEN WEANT PAPERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Helen Hunter Weant (b. 1920) of Sloan, Iowa, served as a flight nurse in Army Air Forces during World War II.


COLLECTION SUMMARY

2009 oral history interview and digitized photographs.


BIOGRAPHY

Helen Hunter Weant of Sloan, Iowa, graduated from the Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing in Sioux City, Iowa, in 1941 and initially joined the Red Cross. She joined the Army Nurse Corps in October 1942 and was sent to the hospital at Army Air Forces Base Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She graduated from the Army Air Forces school of air evacuation at Bowman Field, Kentucky, in July 1943 and was assigned to detached service at Dunnelon Florida. In March 1944, she departed for Guadalcanal as a member of the 801st medical evacuation squadron. She served as a flight nurse in the Pacific Theatre based in New Guinea and Leyte, Philippines, until November 1945, and was discharged in February 1946.


CONTENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
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Evacuation crew in Guadalcanal, 1944
Item # WV0446.6.019
From the Helen Weant Papers
Five army nurses in field uniforms, circa 1943
Item # WV0446.6.007
From the Helen Weant Papers
Army nurses at Sioux Falls, 1942
Item # WV0446.6.004
From the Helen Weant Papers
Portrait of Helen Weant, circa 1943
Item # WV0446.6.001
From the Helen Weant Papers
Nurses at field exercise, circa 1943
Item # WV0446.6.008
From the Helen Weant Papers
Interior of a dining hall, 1944
Item # WV0446.6.016
From the Helen Weant Papers
801st flight nurses, 1944
Item # WV0446.6.020
From the Helen Weant Papers
Red Cross club at Russell Island, 1944
Item # WV0446.6.021
From the Helen Weant Papers
Helen Weant and nurses in Florica, 1943
Item # WV0446.6.005
From the Helen Weant Papers
Helen Weant fording a stream, circa 1943
Item # WV0446.6.006
From the Helen Weant Papers
Flight nurses and officers at Guadalcanal, 1944
Item # WV0446.6.022
From the Helen Weant Papers
801st flight nurses, circa 1944
Item # WV0446.6.023
From the Helen Weant Papers
Sloan Nurse Decorated, circa 1944
Item # WV0446.2.001
From the Helen Weant Papers
Oral history interview with Helen Weant, 2009
Item # WV0446.5.001
From the Helen Weant Papers
Helen Weant, circa 1943
Item # WV0446.6.002
From the Helen Weant Papers
Helen Weant, circa 1943
Item # WV0446.6.003
From the Helen Weant Papers