Thursday, December 10, 2009

Index for Powder Puff Derby of 1929, by Gene Nora Jessen

The Powder Puff Derby of 1929: The True Story of the First Women's Cross-Country Air Race, by Gene Nora Jessen. Sourcebooks. 2002.

http://volcanoseven.com/YouFlyGirl/IndexPDFs/PowederPuff1929.pdf

The 19 women who participated in the first Women's Air Derby:

Florelce L. "Pancho" Barnes (1901-1975)
Marvel Crosson (1900-1929)
Amelia Earhart (1897-1937)
Ruth Elder (1903-1977)
Claire Fahy (? - 1930)
Edith Folz (1905-1956)
Mary Haizlip (1910-1997)
Opal Kunz (1896-1967)
Jessie Keith-Miller (1901-1972)
Ruth Nichols (1901-1960)
Blanche Noyes (1900-1981)
Gladys O'Donnell (1904-1973)
Phoebe Omlie (1903-1975)
Neva Paris (?-1930)
Margaret Perry (?-1951)
Thea Rasche (1899-1971)
Louise Thaden (1905-1979)
Bobbie Trout (1906-2003)
Mary Von Mach (1896-1980)
Vera Walker (1897-1978)

A few other pilots had intended to race, but were forced to drop out before the race began, for a variety of reasons.

No comments: