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Wagner grew up in Duluth, Minnesota. She attended high school and college in there.Her father was a ladies tailor. 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...
Janice Martin Benario was born in Baltimore, Maryland and went through the public school system. She wanted to go away...
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...
Meyer was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1920. She went to the Ursuline Academy there. She was listening to the...
Fagot was born in Nicaragua. Her father was an American citizen from New Orleans and she was registered an American...
Not all of them were happy to see women [Annotator's Note: Wagner is referring to US Naval Officers in San Francisco]....
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...
[Annotators Note: Janice Benario served in the navy as a member of the WAVES and worked with ULTRA intercepts decoding...
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...
Her commanding officer in Arlington, Virginia was a member of the original few who reported for training in...
Fagot was born an American citizen, but she had never been to to the United States until she enlisted in the Navy. She...
Wagner was checking in after dinner when a guard stuck a gun in her back. She identified herself as Lieutenant Wagner...
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...
[Annotators Note: Janice Benario served in the navy as a member of the WAVES and worked with ULTRA intercepts decoding...
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...
Meyer now lives in Washington. Her sons reminded her that it would be easier for them to take care of her in Washington...
Fagot would not go into the U-boat because she is claustrophobic [Annotator's Note: in Argentina for surrender...
Wagner's other brother was also in the Pacific and would write to the family telling them that he was trying to meet up...
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...
Janice Benario never received any awkward treatment from men. Since she was an officer she may have commanded respect....
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...
One night Meyer was coming back on base at Parris Island and was wondering where her husband was. There had been a rape...
Fagot remembers the difficulties she had translating for the United Fruit Company because of the cultural differences....
The Wagners served for about three and a half years. They got out of the service in 1946 and put the war behind them....
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...

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