Cerro Gordo County

Lt. Ruth Genevieve Payne



Army Air Corps Nurse Spending Leave Here

Lt. Anastasia Nelson of the army corps nurse corps, who is spending a 10 day furlough at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Nelson, 119 Fifth street southwest, was one of the first nurses assigned to a new army air force station hospital at Waycross, Ga.

When the army nurses first went to the Waycross hospital they found a little pioneering in order, since only one nurse preceded them and it was necessary for them to open the wards and prepare the equipment to receive their soldier patients.

The Waycross hospital is small, having only four wards. Four Mason City nurses are stationed there, Lieutenant Nelson, Lt. Mary Virginia Sloan, Lt. Ruth Genevieve Payne and Lt. Margaret Snopek.

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette, July 9, 1943