Washington University School of Medicine Oral History Project

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Frances M. Anyon and Benjamin H. Charles, 21st General Hospital, Mirecourt, France, 1945
1st Lt. Frances M. Anyon, ANC, and Maj. Benjamin H. Charles on the grounds of Ravenel Hospital in January 1945. Charles and Anyon, along with Capt. Vincent Conti and Sgt. Arthur A. Bielenberg, were in charge of the POW hospital section within the 21st General Hospital. During 8 1/2 months of operation, German POW doctors and nurses, under the Americans’ supervision, treated and cared for over 2,300 German POW patients, sometimes more than 500 at one time.