National Nurses Week: Time to Say ‘Thank You’

Somewhere over North Africa an American "flying nurse," Second Lieut. Julia Corinne Riley, 23, checks on patients aboard a specially outfitted C-47 transport plane, used to ferry wounded men from the battlefields to hospitals in the rear, spring 1943.
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LIFE.com pays tribute to nurses everywhere through the lens of one quiet, stirring photograph made somewhere over North Africa in 1943, on a C-47 transport plane carrying wounded Allied troops. Read More

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