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  • Veteran's biography: pilots
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    • Oral History Interview with Deborah Elizabeth Branson

    • 2016-07-08
    • Primarily documents the life of Deborah Elizabeth Branson, and her service with the United States Navy.

      Branson recalls her disappointment upon learning women were not allowed aboard ships, the pressure she felt as a woman, knowing her...
    • WV0617 Deborah Elizabeth Branson Papers
    • [Three WASPs in front of propeller, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Jane B. Doyle (left) and two fellow WASPs pose together on a tarmac in front of a plane, circa 1944. Doyle wears the WASP battle jacket and slacks with a field cap. The middle WASP wears the Santiago blue dress uniform with skirt and beret but no...
    • WV0402 M. Jane Doyle Papers
    • [Jane Doyle and fellow WASP, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Jane Doyle (left) and Faye Wolfe (right), both of WASP class 44-W-4, pose in their Santiago blue dress uniforms with berets," handbag, and white gloves, circa 1944.
    • WV0402 M. Jane Doyle Papers
    • [Jane Doyle in front of AT-6 plane, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Jane Doyle stands in front of an AT-6 aircraft, circa 1944. She wears a WASP flight suit with parachute and type A-2 leather jacket, and appears to hold pillows, probably to sit on.
    • WV0402 M. Jane Doyle Papers
    • [Jane Doyle on wing of PT-17 plane, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Jane Doyle sits on the wing Stearman PT-17 airplane, circa 1944. She wears a WASP flight suit, type A-2 leather jacket with Fifinella insignia, and flight helmet with goggles.
    • WV0402 M. Jane Doyle 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 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 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
    • [Portrait of Joan Lyle, 1943]

    • 1943-09
    • Portrait of Joan Lyle taken in September, 1943. Lyle wears a WASP flight helmet and leather jacket.
    • WV0396 Joan Lyle Oral History
    • [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
    • 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
    • [Portrait of Elaine Harmon, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Elaine Harmon, in 1944, in WASP A2 leather jacket with Fifinella patch and a flight helmet with goggles.
    • WV0359 Elaine Danforth Harmon 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
    • [Portrait of Margaret Chamberlin Smith, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of WASP Margaret Chamberlin Smith in 1944, wearing an Air Force flying helmet and goggles with white scarf and leather jacket.
    • WV0349 Margaret Chamberlin Smith 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
    • [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

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