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Bertha Nichols McClure Oral History

Identifier: WV 0478

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The collection includes a 19 February 2010 oral history transcript.


  • 2010 February 19


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Bertha "Nicki" Nichols McClure (b. 1921) of Greensboro, North Carolina served in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) during World War II and the Korean War. Bertha Nichols McClure was born on 9 September, 1921 and grew up in Cranford, New Jersey and Skowhegan, Maine during the Depression. She attended nursing school at Muhlenberg Hospital in Plainfield, New Jersey."

McClure joined the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) in 1944 after her graduation from nursing school. She was sent to Atlantic City, New Jersey for basic training. Following basic training she was sent to Fort Dix, New Jersey where she worked on the gastrointestinal pneumonia ward, and then she transferred to the Pacific Theatre at Saipan, Guam and Iwo Jima as a nurse on the upper respiratory wards."

McClure was discharged from the ANC in 1946, but rejoined during the Korean War in 1950 and was stationed in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. She was discharged from the ANC in 1952 after marrying and becoming pregnant.


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Bertha "Nicki" Nichols McClure (b. 1921) of Greensboro, North Carolina served in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) during World War II and the Korean War. During World War II she was stationed at Guam, Iwo Jima, and Saipan during combat operations in the Pacific.

The collection includes a 2010 February 19 oral history transcript.

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The condition is good.

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Bertha Nichols McClure Oral History
Matthew McCarthy
2022 August
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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US