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American Hospitals in North Mymms
« on: May 10, 2003, 10:55:04 pm »
I am researching US Miltary Hospitals in the UK from 1942 to 1945.  The 1st General Hospital was in North Mymms from January 1944 to September 1944, when it moved to Paris.  It was replaced by the 7th General Hospital which left the UK in September 1945.  I would like to hear from anyone who has detail on their history, recollections, plans of the site, photographs etc.

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Re: American Hospitals in North Mymms
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2003, 04:18:56 pm »
Tony,
This feature mentions allied military hospitals in the area during the war,  click here.  This one also mentions the American forces click here. They might be of interest to you.
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Re: American Hospitals in North Mymms
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2003, 06:22:28 pm »
Tony, There is also a chapter in the latest book to be added to this site about The North Mymms Auxiliary Hospital. The book has just been made live on the site and you might not have spotted this before - Click here
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Re: American Hospitals in North Mymms
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2003, 09:10:29 pm »
Thanks for the responses.  I'd seen the first two but not the third.  

The scale of the hospital was quite different to that of the Auxiliary Hospital in the article.  To give you a feel the hospital would have had about fifty male officers who were mainly doctors, eighty female officer nurses and five hundred male enlisted men doing clerical and technician type roles.  On 6th June 1944 (D-Day) it had 834 permanent beds and a further 420 expansion beds which would have been squeezed into the thirty-or-so wards or in tents erected on concrete bases between the permanent buildings.  It was one of 76 such hospitals geared up to receive the flood of US casualties expected from Normandy.

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