• Cadet Nurse Uniform Tunic
    (B-35" W-30")

  • $110.00 USD

  • Description

    WWII Cadet Nurse gray winter uniform tunic. 


    Measurements (approximate):
    Bust - 35"
    Waist - 30"
    Length - 24"



    The wool tunic is lined. It is named to Jeanne Wakley. It is marked a size 13 and was made by J.C.Penney Co.

     

    It is in fair condition. It has a lot of moth nibbles and a small hole (most are shown in the photos). There are also a few brown spots and a couple loose seams. Discoloration inside. It has the lapel insignia pins but is missing shoulder boards.

     

    A little about the Cadet Nurse program: To recruit as many women as possible, the requirements for joining were not set high. Women between the ages of 17 and 35 with high school education and in good health could apply. Marriage as a student was permitted. Cadet nurses received federal funds for tuition, board, room and uniforms (indoor and outdoor) in addition to a regular monthly allowance.