Jewish Women on the Map - Lt. Frances Y. Slanger's grave
Lt. Frances Y. Slanger's grave
West Roxbury, MA
The gravesite of Lt. Frances Y. Slanger, the first American nurse to die in Europe after the June 1944 D-Day landings in Normandy. She died in Elsenborn, Belgium, a victim of a German artillery attack. Her body was returned to Boston for reburial, where than a thousand people, including the mayor of Boston, paid their respects.
Learn more about Frances Y. Slanger in This Week in History.
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Official marker (memorial, statue, gravestone, plaque, etc.)