Vol. 2 No. 8 … Flight Nurse … The Maranas: Our Newest Combat Classroom ……….. The very capable-looking young woman, photographed by Sgt. Bill Young, is Lt. Mabel Irwin of Leavenworth, Kans., a flight nurse. Her assignment is on a hospital plane, evacuating the wounded from Pacific battle zones to distant hospitals. Her squadron has evacuated hundreds of fightmg men.