Greta Wolf was stationed at Base Hospital No. 54, Mesves, France. Even with professional qualifications, Wolf served without rank as did all of the Army’s more than 21,400 nurses. The majority of the Army Nurse Corps were graduates of nursing schools, but the Army waived state registration requirements and increased age limits to alleviate staffing shortages. As her letters document, Wolf showed consistent professionalism and devotion to patients despite the austere working conditions and her lack of status.
Objects Courtesy Greta (Wolf) Fleming Collection, Gift of Janice Fleming, Women’s Memorial Foundation Collection