Leo, Nancy J., 2LT Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Medical Corps
Last Primary MOS
3443-Operating Room Nurse
Last MOS Group
Nurse Corps (Officer)
Last Unit
1942-1945, 3443, US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM)/Army Nurse Corps
Service Years
1942 - 1945

Medical Corps

Second Lieutenant


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Home State
Maryland
Maryland
Year of Birth
1921
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Cumberland


Casualty Date
Jul 24, 1945
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Reason
Other Accident
Location
France
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Unit Assignments
US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM)
  1942-1945, 3443, US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM)/Army Nurse Corps
 Combat and Operations History
  1941-1945 World War II
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Last Known Activity
2nd Lieutenant Nancy J. Leo served with the 216th General Hospital as an Army Nurse in England and France. She was injured along with two other nurses in a jeep accident when the jeep was forced off the road.  She died on the way to hospital in Paris. She was to meet her sister, Angela, also a nurse.

She was interred in Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, Plot H, Row 9, Grave 71, the only female interred in this American services cemetery.

She graduated from Allegheny Hospital School of Nursing, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania where she received her nursing training.

She had been in service for three years and overseas for 16 months. Her unit, the 216th General Hospital, landed in Scotland in March 1944, then moved to Longleat Warminster, WIltshire, England (between Bristol and Salisbury). The unit moved to France in mid-June 1945. She was 23 years of age.
   
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http://www.cumberlandgoestowar.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=524 http://www.cumberlandgoestowar.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=523&size=big (newspaper article about her loss) http://history.amedd.army.mil/booksdocs/wwii/orthoeuropn/chapter2.htm (info on the 216th in England)

http://history.amedd.army.mil/booksdocs/wwii/orgadmin/frameindex.html

Source of the following: http://www.history.hqusareur.army.mil/Med/387th%20SH%20Bad%20Cannstatt.pdf

"The 216th General Hospital was activated on 1 June 1941 at Camp Forest, Tennessee, and left the United States on 21 March 1944, landing at Grenock, Scotland, eight days later. From April 1944 until June 1945, the 216th General Hospital maintained operations at Longleat, Warminster, (Wiltshire), England. The unit ceased operations in England on 16 June 1945, and embarked for Le Havre, France, arriving on 17 June 1945. Later the unit moved to Etretat, then to Verdun, and on 6 August 1945 arrived at Bad Cannstatt, Germany. On 12 September 1945, this unit resumed operations as a 1,000-bed hospital."
Some evidence that the 216th was also in Coventry.
   
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