This image depicts an American Naval nurse from circa 1948. The United States Navy Nurse Corps were a vital force in World War Two. In fact, the nursing profession's role was quickly recognised and it became the only women's profession that was deemed so essential as to be placed under the War Manpower Commission.
Women’s uniforms were the same for officer, chief, and other enlisted, differing only in rank identification. Work uniforms included a coverall and slacks for use when the skirt was inappropriate.