According to the articles of the Geneva Convention, hospitals, hospital ships, and medical facilities are not to be subjected to enemy attacks during the war time. On April 28, 1945, 50 miles south of Okinawa, a Japanese kamikaze pilot ignored this fact and crashed his plane into the US Navy hospital ship Comfort. This book gives a complete account of the attack and the repercussions that followed.
Women in WWII...
Scanning WWII dates related to Nurses and the Red Cross...
01 Jun 41: American Red Cross unifies services as "Services to Armed Forces" (SAF)
04 Jul 44: US nurses storm the beaches of Normandy
24 Sep 44: Flight Nurse earns the Distinguished Flying Cross in the PTO
28 Apr 45: Six nurses killed in kamikaze attack on hospital ship USS COMFORT