Air Force Medical Service Art

The evolution of aeromedical evacuation capabilities help deployed medicine take flight
Flight nurse Lt. Mae Olson takes the name of a wounded American soldier being placed aboard a C-47 for air evacuation from Guadalcanal in 1943. Due to such factors as noise, vibration, and the risk of hypoxia, only very stable patients were able to be transported at this time. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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Photo by: Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs |  VIRIN: 090903-F-1234S-010.JPG