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hopping, because I did not have to have a license to take this training they had a Newman? man that was head of the program and Margaret was the flight instructor, now Margaret had her training at Nashville, I think. She had taught navy pilots and these were so incongruous to me. Margaret Wakefield was the typical southern lady with a lovely accent, and sweet, and cooked and just every thing about her was so feminine [[strikethrough]] and here [[/strikethrough]] she had been teaching Navy pilots. Then she was teaching the women at Stephens to fly. There was only one girl I know in that program (Stephens) that went to Sweetwater but she did not survive. [[strikethrough]] so [[/strikethrough]] I don't know what happened to her, [[strikethrough] but that but of course Stephens had been also [[/strikethrough]] Stephens, As far as I am concerned, [[strikethrough]] that [[/strikethrough]] was a fine school but when I went there it was just two years after high school and I already had one year at Olivet. I was kind of an educational bum. I graduated from high school at 16. Couldn't go off to a big college, my folks said, like Michigan, which is where I wanted to go but sent me to a little college called Olivet and then that just did not work out so mother heard about Stephens and sent me down there, but of course I had to graduate after 1 year. In any event, I went down there and was part of the public relations program I got in on all kinds of things, so I wasn't missing not flying and then of course when I got to know Margaret why I got all anxious again.


no, as a matter of face I was very surprised to find out all of the different things that were offered to those women* who went on actual military flying and I had not heard anything about any of it.
* TF interpreted my question to near post-war activities of woman pilots in connection with the service. She did serve with the WASPs.  

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