Though Allied invaders held all the aces in an earlier crossing of the same waters, these army nurses spanning the English Channel aboard a Coast Guard-manned infantry landing craft, seem to be holding a few cards themselves. Bound for France to administer to American wounded, the nurses relax on deck with a game of bridge. (LCI - LCT - nurses - playing cards )

Though Allied invaders held all the aces in an earlier crossing of the same waters, these army nurses spanning the English Channel aboard a Coast Guard-manned infantry landing craft, seem to be holding a few cards themselves. Bound for France to administer to American wounded, the nurses relax on deck with a game of bridge. (LCI - LCT - nurses - playing cards )

2nd Lieutenant Rita G Hall and several Army nurses behind her wave farewell at Cape Gloucester, New Britain, August 1944. South Pacific Theater. US Army Signal Corps, Gift of Donald E. Mittelstaedt from The Digital Collections of the National WWII Museum, 2008.354.198

2nd Lieutenant Rita G Hall and several Army nurses behind her wave farewell at Cape Gloucester, New Britain, August 1944. South Pacific Theater. US Army Signal Corps, Gift of Donald E. Mittelstaedt from The Digital Collections of the National WWII Museum, 2008.354.198

DMP-DD195 US ARMY NURSES  US Army nurses in Normandie, just after the landings, WWII

DMP-DD195 US ARMY NURSES US Army nurses in Normandie, just after the landings, WWII

The first wave of U.S. soldiers on their way to Omaha Beach, June 6, 1944 1st Infantry Division

The first wave of U.S. soldiers on their way to Omaha Beach, June 6, 1944 1st Infantry Division

US Army nurses boarding cargo plane for transport after they were liberated from Japanese internment camps during WWII. Location:	Manila, Luzon, Philippine Islands Date taken:	February 1945 Photographer:	Carl Mydans

US Army nurses boarding cargo plane for transport after they were liberated from Japanese internment camps during WWII. Location: Manila, Luzon, Philippine Islands Date taken: February 1945 Photographer: Carl Mydans

3 Army Nurse Corps nurses pose with this Ford "Seep" (Sea Jeep) From left to right: Lt V Bartholomew, MM2/C L Artzie (the driver, US Navy), Lt G Cox (ANC), Lt H G Blything (ANC) and Lt C Ludkins (ANC).

3 Army Nurse Corps nurses pose with this Ford "Seep" (Sea Jeep) From left to right: Lt V Bartholomew, MM2/C L Artzie (the driver, US Navy), Lt G Cox (ANC), Lt H G Blything (ANC) and Lt C Ludkins (ANC).

Russian nurse helps wounded soldier past burning tank. –WWII  -- 65 Photos of Vintage Nurses—Nurses Through the Centuries #nursebuff #nurses #vintage

Russian nurse helps wounded soldier past burning tank. –WWII -- 65 Photos of Vintage Nurses—Nurses Through the Centuries #nursebuff #nurses #vintage

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