Crazy pilots and pretty nurses

By Megan Stafford
Updated December 17 2015 - 11:31am, first published March 1 2014 - 5:00am
When Walter met “pretty young nurse” Eda Pollock (pictured), he refused to marry her until after the war so they were not separated.  They were in the Philippines when they heard the bomb had been dropped – “we went home, got married and raised five kids”.
When Walter met “pretty young nurse” Eda Pollock (pictured), he refused to marry her until after the war so they were not separated. They were in the Philippines when they heard the bomb had been dropped – “we went home, got married and raised five kids”.

DURING World War II, the United States 44th General Hospital was based at Black River, west of Townsville. Over the two years, 1943-1944, it served as a 1,000 bed hospital, which was built using prefabricated buildings in 1943.

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