In WWII, as nurses of the Army Nurse Corps began to participate in medical air evacuation missions and work in mobile field hospitals, they wore men’s clothing such as men’s khaki trousers and herringbone one-piece suits. It was quickly realized, however, that nurses needed their own specially designed uniforms. One of these uniforms was the L-1, standardized in 1945. These olive drab L-1 trousers for air evacuation nurses buttoned on the side and were worn with the L-1 Ike-style jacket, L-1 flying cap and russet leather boots.
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Every artifact in the Air Mobility Command Museum, including this one, is part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program. We are not able to loan artifacts in the museum's collection.