Louise Lomax joined the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) as a 2nd Lieutenant in March 1943 with the help of the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses. While in the ANC, she trained as a psychiatric nurse at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C. By September 1943 she was stationed at Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama, home of the Tuskegee Airmen, where she was eventually promoted to 1st Lieutenant. She served at Tuskegee until 1946 when the airfield was inactivated after the end of the war. For her service in World War II, she was awarded a World War II Victory Medal and an American Campaign Medal. This scrapbook compiled by Lomax and later annotated by her daughter, Pia Winters Jordan, contains photographs, invitations, programs, and newspaper clippings, accompanied by stickers and handwritten labels relating to Lomax's career, friends, colleagues, patients, Tuskegee Airmen and wives of Tuskegee Airmen, and social life during her time stationed at Tuskegee Army Air Field (1943-1946) and then at Lockbourne Army Air Base.
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