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    • Oral history interview with Elaine Danforth Harmon, 2006

    • 2006-08-07
    • Primarily documents Elaine Danforth Harmon's service with the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) in 1944; and her life after the war, including her involvement in efforts to gain military status for the WASP in the 1970s.

      Harmon recalls...
    • WV0359 Elaine Danforth Harmon Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Post Hoover, 2000

    • 2000-06-05
    • Primarily documents Dorothy "Dot" Post Hoover's early life and service with the WASP.

      Pre-service topics include Hoover's aspirations to become a writer and a pilot; admiration of Charles Lindbergh; attending the Civilian Pilot Training...
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • Oral history interview with Margaret Chamberlin Smith, 2006

    • 2006-06-09
    • Primarily documents Margaret L. Chamberlin Smith's background; service in the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) during World War II; and the impact of her service on the rest of her life.

      Smith talks briefly about her family and the...
    • WV0349 Margaret Chamberlin Smith Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jane Doyle, 2007

    • 2007-07-02
    • Primarily documents Jane Doyle's service in the WASP during World War II.

      Doyle briefly discusses her childhood and education, including her desire to become an architect. She talks about earning her private pilot license through the...
    • WV0402 M. Jane Doyle Papers
    • Oral history interview with Nancy Featherhoff Sendelbach, 2000

    • 2000-05-22
    • Sendelbach primarily discusses her pilot training, her ferrying duties as a WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) during World War II, and her post-service family life.

      Sendelbach discusses her frequent moves as a child; the Civilian Pilot...
    • WV0168 Nancy Featherhoff Sendelbach Papers
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Mary, 1943]

    • 1943-06
    • Avery has had a successful first solo flight and wanted to celebrate, but decided to stay in Sweetwater instead. She notes that everyone is tense and wondering who will wash out; several WASPs released their tensions by going out during the...
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • Oral history interview with Joan Lyle, 2007

    • 2007-05-01
    • Primarily documents Joan Lyle's service in the WASP [Women Airforce Service Pilots] during WWII and her subsequent work as a pilot.

      Lyle briefly discusses her childhood spent in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She discusses taking flight lessons...
    • WV0396 Joan Lyle Oral History
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Eunice, 1943]

    • 1943-05-27
    • Avery describes Sweetwater, Texas, a snake disrupting their drill practice, having a morning off to clean, the possibility of starting to fly soon, the regimentation of the WASP, and planning a parade for the second graduating class.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Dorothy Hoover in airplane, 1943]

    • 1943
    • WASP Dorothy Hoover, in leather flight jacket and goggles, stands in the cockpit of a PT Trainer airplane in Sweetwater, Texas, in 1943.
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • [Dorothy Hoover on airplane wing, 1943]

    • 1943
    • WASP Dorothy Hoover sits on the wing of a Basic Trainer airplane at Sweetwater, Texas, in 1943. She is wearing a flight suit, leather jacket, helmet and goggles.
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • [Dorothy Hoover in airplane cockpit, 1943]

    • 1943
    • WASP Dorothy Hoover give the "V for Victory" sign while at the helm of a Primary Trainer airplane at Sweetwater, Texas, in 1943.
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • [Dorothy Hoover saluting, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Hoover salutes the cameraman, apparently wearing the WASP "General's white" uniform with khaki slacks, white shirt, and garrison cap at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas, in 1943.
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • [Susie Winston Bain, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Susie Winston Bain stands in the doorway of a building at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas, wearing the early WASP trainee uniform of a white blouse, tan trousers, A-2 leather jacket, and turban-type kerchief, circa 1944.
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000
    • [Joan Lyle on plane, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Joan Lyle stands on the wing of a plane at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, in 1944. She wears a WASP flight suit and B-6 leather jacket.
    • WV0396 Joan Lyle Oral History
    • [Joan Lyle in cockpit, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Joan Lyle poses in the cockpit of a plane at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, in 1944.
    • WV0396 Joan Lyle Oral History

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