The interior of a WWII C-54 Skymaster cargo plane, used for trans-oceanic medical air evacuation. In "A Memory Between Us," flight nurse Lt. Ruth Doherty flies in a C-54, but with web strapping litter supports rather than these earlier metal bracket supports.
High school students form a US Coast Guard shield, to make a striking appeal for support of the 7th War Loan drive, in Long Beach, CA, 1945. Each purchase of a war bond helps deliver a blow against the Japanese. (Photo by US Coast Guard/Interim Archives/Getty Images)
At the Army Air Force School of Air Evacuation at Bowman Field, Ky., student flight nurses learn how to handle patients with the aid of a mock-up fuselage of a Douglas C-47 transport. (U.S. Air Force photo). In my novel "With Every Letter," Lt. Mellie Blake trains as a flight nurse at Bowman Field.