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After escaping the province of Bataan just before it fell to invading Japanese forces, Lt. Col. Helen Hennessey found herself on the island of Corregidor in the Philippines. This image was taken there, where she helped take care of the sick and wounded in an underground 1,000-bed hospital. 50 Years Ago: Last Nurse Survivor of Bataan Still on Active Duty Retires
Air Force Lt. Col. Helen M. Hennessey retired Jan. 31, 1967, after 27 years of military service. Hennessey was the last remaining active duty Air Force nurse to have been amongst those who served at the Battle of Bataan in 1941.  Hennessey joined the Army in November 1940 and was assigned to the Sternberg Hospital in Manila.  She, along with the
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