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Operational Archives Branch
Naval Historical Center
805 Kidder Breese Street SE
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5060

Papers of
Esther N. Behr,

Biographical Note

Esther N. "Essie" Behr served as a nurse with the AmericanExpeditionary Force during World War I. She accepted appointment as a Reserve Nurse of July 5, 1917 and was released from active duty and discharged on January 8, 1919.

Scope and Content Note

The collection is comprised largely of letters to Esther Behr's family during her service with the American Expeditionary Force. Also included are her service record and a 1926 family photograph.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as Papers of Esther N. Behr, Operational Archives Branch, Naval Historical Center, Washington, D.C.

Subject Headings (LCSH)

United States. Navy--History--Sources.
United States. Navy--Women.
United States. Navy--Nurses.
World War, 1914-1918.


0.25 cubic feet

3 June 2002