Jerri Truhill and Martha Ann Reading Prepare For The Powder Puff Derby

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Title

Jerri Truhill and Martha Ann Reading Prepare For The Powder Puff Derby

Subject

Women air pilots -- United States
Air races
Powder Puff Derby

Description

Black and white photograph of Martha Ann Reading (laying under wing) and Geraldine "Jerri" Sloan Truhill (squatting next to plane) working on their plane before the 1958 All-Woman Transcontinental Air Race, also known as the Powder Puff Derby.

Truhill was one of the thirteen women who passed all of the astronaut tests given at the Lovelace Clinic in 1961, making her a member of the Mercury 13. Reading was the first female Lieutenant Colonel in the Civil Air Patrol. Both women were members of the Texas Ninety-Nines.

Source

IWASM Photo Archives

Date

1958

Contributor

Donated by Jerri Truhill

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

Type

Photograph

Identifier

Photo No. 624

Coverage

San Diego, California

Original Format

Photograph

Citation

“Jerri Truhill and Martha Ann Reading Prepare For The Powder Puff Derby,” International Women's Air & Space Museum, accessed July 14, 2024, https://iwasm.omeka.net/items/show/1638.