Art directorLionel Banks Duration CountryUnited States
WriterElizabeth Meehan, Rian James Release dateAugust 6, 1942 (1942-08-06) CastMarguerite Chapman, William Wright, Kay Harris, Lauretta M. Schimmoler, Louise Allbritton, Frank Sully Related Charles Barton moviesCharles Barton directed Parachute Nurse and The Shaggy Dog, Charles Barton directed Parachute Nurse and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Charles Barton directed Parachute Nurse and The Noose Hangs High, Whats Buzzin - Cousin? (1943), Charles Barton directed Parachute Nurse and Dance with Me - Henry
Parachute Nurse is a 1942 Columbia Pictures film about the Aerial Nurse Corps. The film was directed by Charles Barton.
A cross section of American nurses enlists in the Aerial Nurse Corps during World War II. The film shows their training including being dropped by parachute to provide aid to wounded soldiers.
Aerial Nurse Corps
The Aerial Nurse Corps of America was created in 1936 by Lauretta M. Schimmoler. Although never officially recognised the unit was regarded as the predecessor of the United States Air Force Nurse Corps. Schimmoler was technical advisor and appears in the film as a Captain.
Marguerite Chapman ... Glenda White William Wright ... Lt. Woods Kay Harris ... Dottie Morrison Lauretta Schimmoler ... Jane Morgan Louise Allbritton ... Helen Ames Forrest Tucker ... Lt. Tucker Frank Sully ... Sgt. Peters Diedra Vale ... Ruby Stark Evelyn Wahl ... Gretchen Ernst Shirley Patterson ... Katherine Webb Eileen O'Hearn ... Mary Mack Roma Aldrich ... Nita Dominick Marjorie Riordan ... Wendie Holmes Catherine Craig ... Lt. Mullins Douglas Wood ... Maj. Devon Marie Windsor ... Company 'C' Girl