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2LT Ruth M. Gardiner

2LT Ruth M. Gardiner

Birth
Calgary, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada
Death 27 Jul 1943 (aged 29)
Naknek, Bristol Bay Borough, Alaska, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 21, Lot 197, Map grid M 19/20
Memorial ID 7409 · View Source
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Army Flight Nurse. A graduate of the first organized course for flight nurses of the 349th Air Evacuation Group, Bowman Field, Kentucky, Lieutenant Gardiner served in the Alaskan Theater of Operations with Flight A of the 805th Medical Air Evacuation Transport Squadron. She was the first Army nurse to be killed in a theater of operations during World War II when an aircraft on which she was a passenger crashed in July 1943, near Naknek, Alaska, while on an air evacuation mission. Gardiner General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, was so named in her honor.

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INDIANA
2 LT
805 AAF MED SQ
WORLD WAR II


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  • Added: 2 Dec 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7409
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Ruth M. Gardiner (20 May 1914–27 Jul 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7409, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .