Photo #: 80-G-K-5458 (Color)
U.S. Naval Hospital, San Diego, California
With an afternoon off duty, WAVE Hospital Apprentice 1st Class Reida McNeill spends a sunny hour with a patient, Seaman 1st Class Richard Insko, circa spring 1945.
Seaman Insko was recovering from injuries received on board his ship off Luzon.
HA1c McNeill is one of 1000 WAVES stationed at the San Diego Naval Hospital. She had enlisted in the Women's Reserve in September 1944.
Note the well-polished Dahlgren 12-pounder boat howitzer, of Civil War vintage.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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30 January 2001