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Dorothy Tarleton, of Coeur d’Alene, reminisces about her days as an Army nurse during World War II at her home in 2008.
A B-29 Superfortress bomber awaits its next mission from the North Airfield on Tinian Island.
The North Airfield of Tinian Island is where the U.S. military kept many B-29 bombers, including those that dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
1st Lt. Dorothy (Coy) Tarleton, center, poses with her nursing roommates in front of the 309th General Hospital in Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan, in 1946.
Tarleton (background) washes laundry with other nurses on Tinian Island in 1945.
A Japanese camp took shape on Tinian Island after the U.S. military occupied the island.