FYI October 27, 2016

Fighter Pilots & Letters

The Red Door Films & FlyGirls The Series presents:
She’s Got Grit: ALL FOCUS with Lt Col Tammy Barlette, Fighter Pilot & Leader

Lt Col Tammy Barlette

Lt Col Tammy Barlette

Lt Col Tammy Barlette

Lt Col Tammy Barlette

Lt Col Tammy Barlette

Lt Col Tammy Barlette

 

The Red Door Films & FlyGirls The Series Presents:
“All of us are proud to have served as best we could…” –Nancy Miller Livingston Stratford, British ATA pilot
Nancy is one of the original 25 Americans who went to England to fly for the British ATA in the “Grand Experiment” that paved the way for over 1,000 women to fly for the Women Airforce Service Pilots in the U.S. Here is Nancy, in her own words to us, describing her experience:
Nancy Stratford

Nancy Stratford with the Spitfire, 1943. (Photo: AirTransportAux.com)

Nancy Stratford with the Spitfire, 1943. (Photo: AirTransportAux.com)

Pilots Nancy Stratford, Louis Schuurman and Edith Foltz Stearns prepare to return home after 3 years service with the ATA. (Photo: AirTransportAux.com)

Pilots Nancy Stratford, Louis Schuurman and Edith Foltz Stearns prepare to return home after 3 years service with the ATA. (Photo: AirTransportAux.com)

 

Nancy Stratford, 1950s. (Photo: Plane & Pilot Magazine)

Nancy Stratford, 1950s. (Photo: Plane & Pilot Magazine)

 

Nancy Stratford with a model of a Spitfire fighter. (Photo: San Diego Union Tribune)

Nancy Stratford with a model of a Spitfire fighter. (Photo: San Diego Union Tribune)

 

Nancy Livingston Stratford proudly displays her British Badge of Honour for her service in the Air Transport Auxiliary during WWII. (Photo: Nancy Livingston Stratford)

Nancy Livingston Stratford proudly displays her British Badge of Honour for her service in the Air Transport Auxiliary during WWII. (Photo: Nancy Livingston Stratford)

 

Sergei Sikorsky presents Nancy Miller Livingston Stratford with the 2015 Les Morris Award. "The Les Morris award is presented annually by the Twirly Birds as lifetime achievement recognition to an individual that has made a significant contribution to the helicopter community. Aviation pioneer Les Morris is recognized as an early helicopter test pilot and innovator responsible for the early refinement and development of helicopters while at Sikorsky Aircraft." --Twirly Birds (Photo: Twirly Birds)

Sergei Sikorsky presents Nancy Miller Livingston Stratford with the 2015 Les Morris Award.
“The Les Morris award is presented annually by the Twirly Birds as lifetime achievement recognition to an individual that has made a significant contribution to the helicopter community. Aviation pioneer Les Morris is recognized as an early helicopter test pilot and innovator responsible for the early refinement and development of helicopters while at Sikorsky Aircraft.” –Twirly Birds
(Photo: Twirly Birds)

 

By Jess Clackum October 23, 2016  Letters From Arthur #30: 15 Jan 1945, Leyte

Battle of Bessang Pass. (Photo: WWII Archives)

Battle of Bessang Pass. (Photo: WWII Archives)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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