Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Final Flights...

WASP Jeannette Kapus passed away on January 8, 2009.

A very moving tribute appears to her at the Wasp Final Flight blog kept by Nancy Parrish, the daughter of WASP Sue Parrish, who was great friends with Jeannette "Jan" Kapus.


Nancy Bird Walton has died in Australia, at age 93. She was one of the pioneer aviatrixes, the first woman in Australia to obtain a pilot's license. Her obituary appears in several Australian newspapers, including this one:


I'll be writing an entry on her for the Women Aviators wiki, and you can check that out at http://www.womenaviators.org/wiki/index.php?title=Nancy_Bird

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