(U.S. Air Force, National Archives)

“5 U.S. Army Nurses Become First Allied Women to Land,” read the headline accompanying this photo in Stars and Stripes’ London edition, June 12, 1944.

The article published with the U.S. Army Air Force photo describes how these five American nurses landed on the Cherbourg peninsula — site of the Normandy landings — DDay+4 to pick up wounded. From left to right: 2/Lts. Eleanor A. Geovanelle, Kersey, Pa.; Mary E. Young, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Helen Melissa Clark, Cornwall, Conn.; Marijean Brown, Columbus, Ohio; and Suella Bernard, Waynesville, Ohio.

Read the original 1944 article here.

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