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Document Details


Title: Ruth Deloris Buckley
Local code: AFC/2001/001/24232
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress
Collection: Veterans History Project
Description: Deloris Buckley always seemed to be in the center of the action wherever she went as a nurse working in the European Theater of World War II. On the way from Africa to Italy, her ship was sunk by a German bomber who ignored the giant red crosses painted on the vessel's side and deck. Buckley and her fellow nurses took to the lifeboats and were picked up by a British destroyer. On a beach in Italy, another bomber dropped his payload in an effort to avoid a pursuing plane, and Buckley was severely wounded by shrapnel. After convalescing, she went right back into the fray, finishing out her service in the relative calm of liberated France.
Extent: 3 pages
URL: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cocoon/vhp/story/loc.natlib.afc2001001.24232/pageturner?ID=pm0001001
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Speaker: Buckley, Ruth Deloris, 1918-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 8-Feb-1918
Speaker place of birth: Prescott, WI; Wisconsin; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Military personnel; Nurse
Document date: Undated
Organizations discussed: U.S. Army. Nurse Corps
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Africa; Europe; France; Germany; Italy; North Africa; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Africa; Europe; France; Germany; Italy; Military nursing; North Africa; North America; Oral history; U.S. Army. Nurse Corps; United States; United States--Armed Forces; World War II, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Medical care; World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Female; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945--Veterans
ASP release: 2007-01
Document code: OHI0034354-37792