WAFS at the Fairchild Plant

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Title

WAFS at the Fairchild Plant

Subject

Women air pilots -- United States

Description

Black and white photograph of six women wearing winter flight suits, several holding paper/maps. At the far right stands a man wearing uniform trousers and a leather jacket with the Air Transport Command insignia patch. The group stands outside on the grass with a plane in the background.

Caption on the back of the photo reads "WAFS at the Fairchild plant in Hagerstown, Md., assemble to pick up PT-19s to ferry to Air Force bases. Dressed in winter flying suits, - the winter of 1942 -, they are briefed by Control Officer, Capt. Frank. (L to R) Betty Gillies, Squadron Commander, Nancy Batson, Esther Nelson, Helen Mary Clark, Teresa James, and Evelyne Sharp."

Source

IWASM Photo Archives

Date

Winter 1942

Contributor

Donated by Betty Gillies

Rights

Online access is provided for research purposes only. For rights and reproduction requests contact the International Women's Air & Space Museum at collections@iwasm.org.

Identifier

Photo No. 278

Original Format

Photograph

Citation

“WAFS at the Fairchild Plant,” International Women's Air & Space Museum, accessed June 17, 2024, https://iwasm.omeka.net/items/show/1410.