Item RG 946. - Page 17

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RG 946.

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  • 1944-06-09 (Creation)

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1 pp.

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([ca. 1933])

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Letter from Nursing Sister Rae Adams (class of 1930). Letter is blue and folds up into its own envelope - an armed forces air letter. Letter thanking Grace Bolton for her Christmas package (which took 7 months to arrive) and she mentions that she is not able to say where she was serving or what was going on. Her letter is dated 3 days after D-Day and the landing on the beach at Normandy by Allied Forces. Rae Adams had been injured during an air raid on Catania, Sicily, on September 2, 1943 when anti-aircraft shell fell on No. 5 Canadian General Hospital, injuring her and 11 other nurses. She was sent back to England for recovery. Buy the time this letter was written she was back on active duty.

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Information about Rae Adam's injury found in the December 22, 1943 Montreal Gazette and the Veteran's Affairs website page about Nursing Sisters.

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