(1909-1947)In 1934 this McKeesport native became the 1st woman to pilot a commercial airliner. Discriminated against because she was a woman, she resigned within a year and went on to become the 1st woman licensed instructor by the Civil Aeronautics Authority; and in World War II, the commandant of the American wing, British Air Transport Auxiliary; member of the Women's Airforce Service Pilots; and Major by the war's end.
|Placed By||Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 1:42am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 599606 N 4466225|
|Decimal Degrees||40.34063333, -79.82726667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 20.438', W 79° 49.636'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 20' 26.28" N, 79° 49' 38.16" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2200-2298 Eden Park Blvd, McKeesport PA 15132, US|
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