Parachute Nurse

Parachute Nurse

Original film poster
Directed by Charles Barton
Produced by Wallace MacDonald
Irving Briskin
Written by Elizabeth Meehan (story)
Rian James
Starring Marguerite Chapman
William Wright
Music by John Leipold (uncredited)
Cinematography Phillip Tannura
Edited by Mel Thorson
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • August 6, 1942 (1942-08-06)
Running time
63 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Parachute Nurse is a 1942 Columbia Pictures film about the Aerial Nurse Corps. The film was directed by Charles Barton.


A cross section of American nurses enlists in the Aerial Nurse Corps during World War II. The film shows their training including being dropped by parachute to provide aid to wounded soldiers.

Aerial Nurse Corps

The Aerial Nurse Corps of America was created in 1936 by Lauretta M. Schimmoler. Although never officially recognised the unit was regarded as the predecessor of the United States Air Force Nurse Corps.[1][2] Schimmoler was technical advisor and appears in the film as a Captain.


Marguerite Chapman ... Glenda White
William Wright ... Lt. Woods
Kay Harris ... Dottie Morrison
Lauretta Schimmoler ... Jane Morgan
Louise Allbritton ... Helen Ames
Forrest Tucker ... Lt. Tucker
Frank Sully ... Sgt. Peters
Diedra Vale ... Ruby Stark
Evelyn Wahl ... Gretchen Ernst
Shirley Patterson ... Katherine Webb
Eileen O'Hearn ... Mary Mack
Roma Aldrich ... Nita Dominick
Marjorie Riordan ... Wendie Holmes
Catherine Craig ... Lt. Mullins
Douglas Wood ... Maj. Devon
Marie Windsor ... Company 'C' Girl


  2. pp.494-5 Flying Nurses Popular Mechanics Oct 1940
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