Portraits of American Veterans Project
By Jeanine Hill-Soldner


Anna Hauge
by Jeanine Hill-Soldner

Anna Hauge United States Navy, Lieutenant R. N.
World War II, Pacific, U. S. S. Tranquility
1942– 45

Anna was born in1920 in Buffalo County, PA and the oldest of 11 children. She attended nursing school after high school receiving her R.N. license in 1941. The following year she enlisted in the Navy and after training was accepted for duty as one of the youngest nurses in the Naval Nurse Corps. Anna’s brother Norman Brouse was inducted into the Army a few weeks after Anna’s induction. Her first duty station was a Camp Lejeune, N.C. where she worked at the Naval Hospital and then on to Bathesda Naval Hospital. She volunteered for hospital duty about shop and was stationed aboard the USS Tranquility as part of the Pacific fleet. She was one of the 30 Nurses who assisted in the rescue of 250 surviving sailors after the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by the Japanese. After returning home Anna completed her military career at the Great Lakes Naval Hospital in Chicago. Before she was discharged Anna married Ed Hauge and soon they started a family raising 3 children in Cary, IL. After discharge Anna continued her nursing career for 31 years.

Home: Cary, IL Resident of Lutheran Living Community in Arlington Heights, IL.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 30" x 40"
Price: Not For Sale