Barbara Gale Wheeler

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Navy

HOMETOWN
Fishville, RI

HONORED BY
George Crisp, Friend

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

ENLISTED IN THE WAVES (WOMEN ACCEPTED FOR VOLUNTEER EMERGENCY SERVICE) ON 2/17/44. BOOT CAMP AT HUNTER COLLEGE, BRONX, NEW YORK. AFTER THAT, SHE WAS ASSIGNED TO HOSPITAL CORPS SCHOOL IN BETHESDA, MARYLAND. HAD A RATING OF HOSPITAL APPRENTICE 1ST CLASS AND WAS SENT TO CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA NAVY YARD. THEN WAS SENT AS A CORPSMAN ON WAR DUTY AT NAVAL HOSPITAL DISPENSING CARE FOR SICK AND INJURED NAVY YARD WORKERS. DISCHARGED ON 2/4/46.