National Geographic : 1945 Sep
U.S.Marine Corps, Official On Yontan Airfield at Okinawa a Famous Navy Flight Nurse Meets Wounded Marines She WillFly toSafety at aRear-base Hospital While the wounded are loaded through the big doors'of the transport, a corpsman checks the condition of the other Marines, and amember ofthe plane's crew records the names of those making the flight. The girl is Ensign Jane Kendeigh, who was the first Navy flight nursetoland onIwo Jima (page 367). Now she is the first to arrive on Okinawa, only six days after the airfield was seized. More than 15,000 casualties have been evacuated byair from this Ryukyu island.