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Jewish Girl from Boston is First Army Nurse Fatality in European Theatre

November 24, 1944
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Lieut. Frances Slanger, a Jewish nurse from-Boston, has been killed in Belgium, the first American Army nurse on the Western Front to die from enemy action, it is reported in a dispatch from the front.

Lieut. Slanger, who landed in France on D Day plus 4, had seen continuous action since then. She was fatally wounded when a German shell landed near the tent in which she was quartered and a shell fragment pierced her body.

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