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Unknown World War II Navy Nurse Scrapbook

Identifier: WV 0667

Scope and Contents

In inside cover etched in white reads " Arrived - May 9th 1944 @ Pearl Harbor, #10 Naval Hospital.Contents include: an "autographs of my friends" page with names, addresses, and comments. Inside front cover is a certificate that reads, "Domain of Neptunus Rex". First page of photos depict the voyage by boat to Pearl Harbor and seeing the "Diamond Head" landmark from the boat. Portraits of coleagues can be seen throughout, some photos captured down at a beach, some near the Hospital. Photos also include leisure time on various beaches with friends. One page of photos depicts the nurse "eating steak with the Army after swimming near Nimitiz Beach". President Roosevelt's visit to the hospital is documented.The Mormon Temple is Hawaii is also pictured. A photo of pineapple trees and what appears to be native Hawaiians, as well as photographs of cutting and eating pineapples. Various land marks in Hawaii, awarding of the Purple Heart to the Guam Marine Casualties, as well as the Purple Heart Ceremony to the Iwo Jima casualties. More photos of leisure and recreation activities, swimming, ice skating, sunbathing, trips to Hawaii National Park. Some of the photos are captioned "Patients on P.T." suggesting that the Nurses took patients out on the beach for their physical therapy. Two patients that appear quite a bit are "Foxhole" and Freeman.


  • 1944 - 1945

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Collection is open for research.

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Biographical / Historical

Navy Nurse, possibly Nellie Landes (b. 1920) of Ohio who trained at Massillon City Hospital in Ohio. As a member of the Navy Nurse Corps, she the nurse was stationed at the New York Naval Training Center in Sampson, New York. In May 1944, she was transferred to Pearl Harbor #10 Naval Hospital in Hawaii.


1.50 Linear Feet : Brown leather cover that is painted to say "Photo-Log" also adorned with flying eagle with anchor and a cutout in the center revealing a pink, white, and blue scene of ships on the ocean. ; 13 1/2" x 9" x 1 1/2"

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The scrapbook documents a Navy Nurse's time at Pearl Harbor, #10 Naval Hospital beginning in 1944.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased. December 14, 2019.

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Unknown World War II Navy Nurse Scrapbook
Lea Shumaker
September 21, 2020
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