Timeline

  • July 12, 1941

    Construction begins on TAAF
  • August 12, 1941

    TAFS activated; key medical officers assigned to station hospital
  • January 12, 1942

    Construction of hospital buildings
  • March 12, 1942

    1st 5 nurses report to TAAF including head nurse, 1st LT Della Raney
  • June 12, 1942

    Chief Nurse Della Raney transferred; 1st LT Ruth Faulkner replaces Raney as Principal Chief Nurse
  • April 12, 1943

    3 nurses report overseas to Liberia-2nd LTs Naomi Green, Fatima Smith & Sarah Thomas, 17 nurses stationed at base hospital
  • January 12, 1944

    20 nurses now stationed at base hospital
  • January 12, 1946

    1st LT Frances McCloud replaces Ruth Faulkner as Principal Chief Nurse
  • July 12, 1946

    TAAF placed on temporarily inactive status; 5 nurses at TAAF—1st LTs Alice Binford and Louise Lomax, 2nd LTs Mamie Frierson, Susie Pinkley and Grace Scott