|There were some 120,000 women in the United States who were on active duty during the Korean War. Most
of the women who served in Korea were nurses. Females also served in support units in Japan and other Far
East countries during the war.
Women military personnel killed in
the Far East during the Korean war include the following. All
were nurses, and all but one were killed in airplane accidents.
Lt. Wilma Ledbetter died in the sinking of the USS Benevolence
off the coast of San Francisco. To learn more about each of
these women, visit the KWE's
Women in Korea
Navy Nurse Corps
- Beste, Ensign Eleanor
- Boatman, Ensign Marie
- Clarke, Lt. Jg. Jeanne E.
- Eldridge, Lt. Jg. Jane L.
- Esposito, Ensign Constance R.
- Giroux, Lt. Jg. Alice S.
- Goodwin, Lt. Jg. Calla C.
- Heege, Lt. Jg. Constance
- Kennedy, Lt. JG. Margaret Grace
- Ledbetter, Lt. Wilma
- Lijegreen, Ensign Mary E.
- Rundell, Ensign Edna J.
Army Nurse Corps
Air Force Nurse Corps
Other Women Killed in Non-Hostile Deaths
- McClure, AN Virginia May of Sioux City (Air Force - air crash)
- Perry, AN Margaret Fae of Morgantown (Air Force - air crash)