Frankie Renner and Waco P40 Plane

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Title

Frankie Renner and Waco P40 Plane

Subject

Women air pilots -- United States

Description

Altitude record breaker Frankie Renner stands in front of her specially made Waco biplane. After this picture was taken she claims to have broken an altitude record. However, the equipment froze and there was no way to prove it. She went on to become Akron's first female transport pilot. Her aviation career ended in 1933 due to a fire at the airfield destroyed a hanger and the uninsured planes inside. She then dedicated herself to a new career in radio producing one of the first programs for women at the station.

Creator

Original Source Unknown

Source

IWASM Original Photo Collection, International Women's Air and Space Museum

Date

ca. 13 March 1931

Contributor

Heidi Fearing/Kimberly Cole

Rights

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

Identifier

Original Photo No. 360

Coverage

Stow, Ohio

Citation

Original Source Unknown, “Frankie Renner and Waco P40 Plane,” International Women's Air & Space Museum, accessed October 19, 2018, https://iwasm.omeka.net/items/show/1466.

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