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  • Title: Finnigan
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    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Finnigan, 1943]

    • 1943-12
    • Avery expresses displeasure at missing out on flight time while the instructor takes a personal leave. She states the instructors act as if they're living at a resort and that there is not a war on. She finds consolation in occasionally flying a...
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Finnigan, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Avery recounts a harrowing flight from March Field in Riverside, California, to George Air Force Base in Victorville, California, where they were the first WASPs ever to land. She describes their greeting, quarters, and the base, and ponders what...
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Finnigan, circa 1943]

    • 1943-11
    • Avery passed her civilian check ride earlier, but did not attempt her Army check ride due to ill health. She describes her recent cross-country and night flights, and close calls and crash landings other pilots have had. Ground school has been...
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Finnigan, Jan. 1944]

    • 1944-01
    • Avery, probably responding to the Battle of Bulge, writes of her excitement over the possibility that the war will soon be over. She describes what it will be like to become re-accustomed to civilian life for herself and servicemen.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers

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