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    • [Ruth Mary Petry]

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    • Formal photograph of Ruth Mary Petry wearing her W.A.S.P. (Women's Air Force Service Pilot) uniform.
    • WV0319 Ruth Mary Petry Papers, 1940-1991 and undated;
    • [Ruth Mary Petry]

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    • Ruth Mary Petry in flight jacket and goggles
    • WV0319 Ruth Mary Petry Papers, 1940-1991 and undated;
    • Oral history interview with Violet Thurn Cowden, 2007

    • 2007-05-03
    • Primarily discusses Violet Thurn Cowden's service in the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) from 1943 to 1944.

      Cowden discusses her childhood on a farm in South Dakota, working for room and board to attend high school in the nearby town,...
    • WV0399 Violet Cowden Papers
    • Oral history interview with Meredith Rolfe Campbell, 2007

    • 2007-05-02
    • Primarily documents Meredith Rolfe Campbell's service in the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) in 1943 and her experiences in New York immediately following.

      Campbell briefly discusses her childhood in rural Montana, including her...
    • WV0397 Meredith Campbell Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Dolores Meurer Reed, 2007

    • 2007-05-02
    • Primarily documents Dolores Meurer Reed's service in the WASP from 1943 to 1944.

      Reed discusses her early childhood, her first experience flying, earning money to pay for flight lessons, and the attack on Pearl Harbor. She discusses learning...
    • WV0398 Dolores Reed Oral History
    • 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
    • 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 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
    • [Violet Cowden after completing a tandem jump, 2006]

    • 2006
    • Violet Thurn Cowden poses for a photograph under an Army Golden Knight tent following her completing a tandem jump with the United States Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, in 2006. Deployed parachutes can be seen laying beneath an open-air...
    • WV0399 Violet Cowden Papers
    • [Violet Cowden parachutes, 2006]

    • 2006
    • Picture of Violet Thurn Cowden taken in mid-air during her tandem jump with the United States Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, in 2006.
    • WV0399 Violet Cowden Papers
    • Oral history interview with Majorie S. Thompson, 2005

    • 2005-12-29
    • Primarily documents Marjorie Sanford Thompson's service in the WASPs [Women Airforce Service Pilots] from 1943 to 1944.

      Thompson briefly discusses her education, pre-war teaching career, and training in the Civilian Civilian Pilot Training...
    • WV0337 Marjorie S. Thompson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Susie Winston Bain, 2000

    • 2000-10-11
    • Documents Susie Bain's early life and school experiences in Texas; her service in the WASP and its influence on her opinions and non-military life; and her life in Greensboro, North Carolina, after the war.

      Bain discusses growing in Texas...
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000
    • Oral history interview with Nancy Mayes, 2000

    • 2000-05-23
    • Mayes primarily discusses WASP training, working overseas with the Red Cross and Air Force Pacific Command, and her experiences in the Air Force Reserves, GE, and as a WASP veteran.

      Mayes details her mother's experiences teaching and being a...
    • WV0169 Nancy Mayes 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
    • [WASPs sit on the wing of a plane, 1944]

    • 1944-11-29
    • Four WASPs sit on the wing of a B-29 bomber for a publicity photo on 29 November 1944. The WASPs wear Santiago blue dress uniforms with skirts or slacks. Mildred Dalrymple may be second from the right.
    • WV0336 Mildred D. Dalrymple Papers
    • [WASPs in front of a plane, 1944]

    • 1944-11-29
    • Four WASPs pose in front of a B-24 bomber on 29 November 1944. The WASPs wear Santiago blue dress uniforms with skirts or slacks. Mildred Dalrymple may be second from the left.
    • WV0336 Mildred D. Dalrymple Papers
    • [WASPs walk on tarmac, 1944]

    • 1944-11-29
    • Four WASPs walk towards the camera for a publicity photo on 29 November 1944. A B-24 bomber is parked behind the women, probably at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama. Mildred Dalrymple may be second from the left.
    • WV0336 Mildred D. Dalrymple Papers
    • [Two WASPs look out of a cockpit, 1944]

    • 1944-11-29
    • Two WASPs look out of the cockpit of a B-24 bomber on 29 November 1944. Mildred Dalrymple may be on the right.
    • WV0336 Mildred D. Dalrymple Papers
    • [WASPs on tarmac, 1944]

    • 1944-11-29
    • Four WASPs pose together on a tarmac in front of a B-29 bomber on 29 November 1944. The women wear the WASP Santiago blue dress uniform with slacks or skirt. Mildred Dalrymple may be on the far right.
    • WV0336 Mildred D. Dalrymple Papers
    • [Two WASPs in front of plane, 1944]

    • 1944-11-29
    • Two WASPs stand toegther on a tarmac in front of a B-24 bomber, probably at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, on 29 November 1944. Both of the women wear the WASP Santiago blue dress uniform with slacks. Mildred Dalrymple may be the...
    • WV0336 Mildred D. Dalrymple Papers

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