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June 2, 1945

MEDICINE AND THE WAR

JAMA. 1945;128(5):368. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860220050017

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Abstract

ARMY 

FIRST MERCY SHIP AFTER VE DAY REACHES AMERICAN SHORES  The first mercy ship to reach American shores after VE day arrived at Charleston, S. C., Port of Embarkation May 10 with 707 wounded men from the European theater of operations. The ship, newest of the Transportation Corps' fleet of twenty mercy liners in the Atlantic, is the Army Hospital Ship Ernestine Koranda, named after Army Nurse Lieut. Ernestine Koranda, who was killed in a plane crash in the southwest Pacific during December 1943. The Army Hospital Ship Ernestine Koranda formerly was known as the Dorothy Luckenbach, an intercoastal freighter, which was later converted into a 750 bed hospital ship in Brooklyn.

SUBCOMMITTEE ON ACCELERATION  The Subcommittee on Acceleration of the National Research Council's Aviation Committee met recently at Wright Field, Ohio, headquarters of Air Technical Service Command

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