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  • Item description: Pilot
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    • Oral history interview with Gail Adams, 2008

    • 2008-10-30
    • Documents Gail Adams' early life; her lengthy service in the United States Air Force between the years 1970-1993; and her life after receiving an honorable discharge.

      Adams recalls her early life and her mother's remarriage to an air force...
    • WV0434 Gail Adams Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Marilyn Bobbi Earp, 2000

    • 2000-06-16
    • Documents N. Marilyn Roberts "Bobbi" Earp's early life, education, and flight training; her service as an air traffic control tower operator while in the U.S. Navy WAVES from 1944 to 1949; her experiences singing with the choir throughout her...
    • WV0174 Marilyn Roberts "Bobbi" Earp Papers
    • [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;
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1945]

    • 1945-07-25
    • Goddard tells of personally arranging for WACs and male soldiers to get furloughs and plane rides home. She also describes her recent activities, including watching a P-61 or Black Widow pilot perform, cleaning, ironing, and dining in the mess hall.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • Oral history interview with Shirley F. John, 2002

    • 2002-02-01
    • Interview primarily documents Shirley Ferren John's service in the USMC (United States Marine Corps) from 1953 to 1955.

      John discusses her reasons for joining the Marines; her family's reaction to her enlistment; segregation; the cap on...
    • WV0248 Shirley F. John Papers
    • Oral history interview with Betty Berry Godin, 1999

    • 1999-06-19
    • Interview primarily focuses on Betty Berry Godin's service as an Army Air Force Evacuation Nurse.


      Pre-service topics include Godin's nursing education and employment; being reject for a job as a flight attendant; and the death of a...
    • WV0096 Betty Berry Godin Papers
    • Oral history interview with Irene A. Gepfert Mertz, 2011

    • 2011-05-09
    • Irene Mertz speaks of her early life, education, military service, and life after her service.

      Mertz discusses her time in military service in Oahu, especially one of her patients there, Major Roger G.B. Broome, who later passed away after...
    • WV0517 Irene A. Gepfert Mertz Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus and Saudi Arabian officer candidate, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Kathryn Wirkus talks to a Saudi Arabian officer candidate who was completing pilot training in the U.S., following her commissioning ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1978. Wirkus wears the air force service dress uniform, while the...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • 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 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 Blanche Woolard Haggard, 1999

    • 1999-02-18
    • Primarily documents Blanche Woolard Haggard's education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); her service with the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency...
    • WV0040 Blanche Woolard Haggard Papers
    • Oral history interview with Buren Rose, 2008

    • 2008-10-17
    • Primarily documents Buren Rose's service in the civil service from 1942 to 1943 and her career in radio."

      Rose discusses her childhood and education in Missouri. She goes on to talk about her employment history before joining the civil...
    • WV0433 Buren Rose 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 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 Dorothy Austell, 2000

    • 2000-09-18
    • Primarily documents Dorothy B. Austell's service as an undercover agent in the Women's Army Corps with the Office of Strategic Services during World War II and her post-war work as an insurance agent.

      Austell describes her athleticism in...
    • WV0184 Dorothy B. Austell Papers
    • 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 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 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 Kimberly Galloway, 2008

    • 2008-12-20
    • Primarily documents Kimberly Galloway's service in the U.S. Air Force Security Service from 1974 to 1979.

      Galloway primarily discusses her experiences as a woman in the mostly male security service, and her deployments to Japan and Greece....
    • WV0442 Kimberly Galloway Oral History

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