Lt. Annie G. Fox was the first woman to receive the Purple Heart for combat. She served as the chief nurse in the Army Nurse Corps at Hickam Field during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941.

8 Female Fighters of World War II

Lt. Annie G. Fox was the first woman to receive the Purple Heart for combat. She served as the chief nurse in the Army Nurse Corps at Hickam Field during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941.

World War II, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the destruction of the USS Arizona, December 7, 1941, official U.S. Navy photograph

World War II, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

World War II, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the destruction of the USS Arizona, December 7, 1941, official U.S. Navy photograph

Wreckage of the first Japanese plane shot down during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Wreckage of the first Japanese plane shot down during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. (U.S. Air Force photo)

American ships burn during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. (AP Photo)

American ships burn during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. (AP Photo)

A U.S. flag flies from the stern of the sunken battleship USS West Virginia after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.

A U.S. flag flies from the stern of the sunken battleship USS West Virginia after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.

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