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Lois Watson, WWII Army Nurse

Lois Watson, WWII Army Nurse

Posted: 2 Jun 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Nov 2001 8:55PM GMT
I am searching for info on a first cousin, Lois Watson, who was in the Army Nurse Corp. during WWII and stationed at Pearl Harbor when it was attacked. She was either a Captain or Major. Her family was from Pepperell, Alabama. Does anyone have info on her?

Re: Lois Watson, WWII Army Nurse

Gene Brandt (View posts)
Posted: 15 Jun 2006 3:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
I don't think we can help each other but I am searching for a Lois Watson (about a 4th cousin) who was a Lt. in the Army nurse corp during WW II. She was from Chicago and had a harrowing experience during the war. She and some other army nurses boarded plane in Cicily to fly to Bari, Italy to pick up wounded soldiers. Their plane went down in Nazi occupied Albania and they made a perilous journey through Albania to the Adriatic Sea where they were rescued. Does this ring any bells?

Re: Lois Watson, WWII Army Nurse

Jackie Miller (View posts)
Posted: 16 Jun 2006 3:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
Gene, I believe we are searching for different "Lois Watsons". My Lois was born in Georgia and stationed at Hickham Field when Pearl Harbor was attacked. Wish we could help eac other. Lois has been my brick wall. Good Luck!

Re: Lois Watson, WWII Army Nurse

Posted: 31 Jan 2007 6:05PM GMT
Classification: Biography
I am the author of NO TIME FOR FEAR: VOICES OF AMERICAN MILITARY NURSES IN WORLD WAR II, published by Michigan State University Press. The book contains oral histories of 120 nurses who served overseas, including some who were at Pearl Harbor on 12/7/41. I did not interview Lois Watson, but there may be one I did talk to who knew Lois. At this time I am not sure if any are alive, or capable of answering you. I do not want to give out their addresses, but there may be a way to contact them that will let you know something. Please reply.
Also, the book is available through libraries, or on the internet, if you want to know what happened to these brave women. I will also reply to the inquiry from the person who knew the other Lois Watson.
Diane Fessler

Re: Lois Watson, WWII Army Nurse

Posted: 31 Jan 2007 6:23PM GMT
Classification: Biography
I am the author of NO TIME FOR FEAR, VOICES OF AMERICAN MILITARY NURSES IN WORLD WAR II, published by Michigan State University Press. It contains oral histories of some of the nurses who served overseas, including Lois Watson McKenzie. I contacted her just before she died, but did not get to interview her. Her husband sent me a copy of her story that she had written, which you may have seen from her family.
Also on the plane was Agnes Jensen Mangerich. After I interviewed Agnes,she wrote a version of the experience which which was published after my book came out. ALBANIAN ESCAPE is the title, published by The University Press of Kentucky. You may be able to contact Agnes through that Press, if she is still able. I have an address, but haven't been in contact with her for a few years.
The story of that unbelievable trip has been mentioned in many books.
I would be happy to hear from you.

Re: Lois Watson, WWII Army Nurse

Posted: 14 Aug 2012 2:04AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Watson McKenzie
This response is probably some years too late, but perhaps someone else is also searching for her. Lois (Watson) McKenzie was my grandmother and was one of the nurses downed behind enemy lines in Albania during WW II. She passed away in 1991. Please feel free to contact me for additional information.

Re: Lois Watson, WWII Army Nurse

Posted: 12 Nov 2013 4:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi all. My grandmother was Eva Nelson StClair. Her sister was Francis Nelson. She was one of the nurses missing in this group. If anyone has any info or pics it would be great.
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