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father would travel and sell the hats while her mother would help sew new hats at home. In 1939 the Nazi's started to...
Gonzales was 10 years old when the Japanese invaded [Annotator's Note: Manila, Philippine Islands]. At the time he...
Flournoy was born in Wheaton, Missouri on March 30th, 1921. The Depression affected her family but as a kid she did not...
Geraldine Nyman was born in Emmett, Idaho in 1920. She grew up with a family that moved every year. Her father was a...
Snapp was born in Washington D.C. She lived there for about two years and then moved to Colorado. She eventually moved...
Erickson was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin in 1918. Her father was still fighting in World War I in France. He...
Weber was born in Saint Paul's Catholic Hospital in the Intramuros, the walled city in Manila, in the Philippines on 9...
[Annotators Note: Eva Aigner was a young Jewish girl from Czechoslovakia. After the anti-Jewish laws were implemented...
Gonzales had a brother who was a guerilla who was caught by the Japanese and never returned. All they were able to hear...
In primary training they flew the PT-19. It was an open cockpit aircraft. Basic training was BT-13's and BT-15's. Her...
They started flying and did not quit flying from that point on. Geraldine Nyman was stationed in Long Beach, California...
When Snapp arrived at the hotel [Annotator’s Note: in Sweetwater, Texas for WASP training] there was roughly thirty to...
The judges at the essay contest [Annotator’s Note: in New York] were distinguished writers and figureheads. Erickson...
Weber went to 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades in the camp but didn't learn very much. She didn't finish 8th grade....
Eva Aigner and her husband decided to leave Czechoslovakia. They left through Austria and ended up in the United States...
Gonzales is very glad that he was able to help save a life even though he lost a brother.After Gonzales' brother...
After an airplane engine had flown a certain number of times it would be due for an overhaul. If it was in good...
[Annotators Note: Geraldine Nyman was a member of the Women Air Force Service Pilots, or WASPs. She transported...
They [Annotator’s Note: women of the WASPs, Women’s Airforce Service Pilots in Washington D.C.] were told at the...
The training was on the job. Erickson learned most of her secretarial duties on the job. They did not study outside of...
After being liberated [Annotator’s Note: from Santo Tomas prison camp] people were allowed to return to the United...
They have docent led tours at the memorial in Portland. It gives Eva Aigner a physical location in which to go honor...
The place where Bilibid prison once stood is now government buildings. Even though the building is gone Gonzales still...
Flournoy did not have an instructors rating. She went to Alice airport [Annotator’s Note: Alice, Texas airport] after...
Geraldine Nyman only knows one girl from the second graduating class of WASPs. At the time of this interview, Nyman was...
Snapp enjoyed flying the PQ-8. It had tricycle landing gear and it was fun and easy to land. It was highly maneuverable...
Erickson's department held all of the best maps in the country. She saw the war from an interesting perspective. Yeta...
When Weber finished high school, she met a priest named Father John. Father John suggested that she look up his brother...
Flournoy believes that World War II changed the world. She also believes that any current war will change the world....
Geraldine Nyman thought that Cochran [Annotator’s Note: Jacqueline Cochran] was independent. Nancy Love had started the...
The only benefits they were eligible for was housing and medical benefits. The WASP [Women’s Airforce Service Program]...
Erickson had supportive parents. They were worried about her, especially after Claudia passed away. They were happy...
One thing that gave the prisoners hope was when the American planes would fly over and drop pamphlets telling them that...
One time, Geraldine Nyman was on a trip going back east and she had to land at the closest airport. Nyman was able to...
Snapp met some of the women in the First Air Force class, some were astronauts. They had a tough time as well. Snapp's...
Erickson was always active in church groups and organizations such as Daughters of the American Revolution. She lost...

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