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Lt. Col. Helen Hennessey was captured as a prisoner of war in 1942 and sent to the Santo Tomas internment camp in Manila. She was one of the many nurses captured on the island of Corregidor. This is an image of many of those nurses being rescued when Santo Tomas was eventually liberated by American troops in 1945. [12 February 1945]


U.S. Army Nurses from Bataan and Corregidor, freed after three years imprisonment in Santo Tomas Interment Compound

Lt. Col. Helen Hennessey was captured as a prisoner of war in 1942 and sent to the Santo Tomas internment camp in Manila. She was one of the many nurses captured on the island of Corregidor. This is an image of many of those nurses being rescued when Santo Tomas was eventually liberated by American troops in 1945. [12 February 1945]

US Army Center of Military History
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