USS Comfort was one of three hospital ships built, commanded and crewed by the Navy for the Army. These ships, unlike the Navy hospital ships, were intended for evacuation and transport of patients after primary care had been given. Medical equipment and personnel were provided by the Army. The Army medical complement table of organization provided for the temporary reinforcement of the staff if the ship directly supported amphibious operations.
Mrs Doris Howard neé Gardner
Doris Howard performed the duties of a 1st and 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army Nurse Corps during WWII. On April 28, 1945, the hospital ship on which she served was struck by a Kamikaze [Read more]