Glimpse of History: WWII Flight nurses, including one from Morris County

ROXBURY — Flight nurses being deployed to Saipan are shown in this photo from 1944.

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Among those pictured is 2nd Lt. Mildred Osmun Beeman (front row, seventh from the left) who was born in Dover and lived in Succasunna.

Osmun graduated from Roxbury High School and nursing school in Ithaca, N.Y., before being called to serve; she was sent to the school of Air Evac at Bowman Field in Kentucky, and served in the 830th Naval Air Squadron in Saipan as a charge nurse. She returned to New Jersey in 1945.

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