tamilewisbrown (tamilewisbrown) wrote,

Happy Birthday Marina Mikhailovna Raskova

March 28, 1912 Marina Mikhailovna Raskova, the "Russian Amelia Earhart" was born.She joined one of the all female Soviet air regiments during WWII and became the first woman navigator in the Soviet Air Force. She taught flying at Zhukovskii Air Academy and set many speed and endurance records. Her goal had been to become an opera singer, but when she was seven years old her father was killed in a motorcycle accident and she devoted herself to science.

  • Elinor Smith Soars In A Waco

    April 5, 2008 The Waco Air Museum in Dayton, Ohio opened a "Women of Waco" exhibit, honoring women who flew Waco airplanes. Among those…

  • Ruth Law Delivers The Goods

    April 4, 1919 Ruth Law flew the first airmail to the Philippines. Law had purchased her first plane from Orville Wright in 1912 and operated the…

  • Lillian Boyer Swings On A Wing

    April 3, 1921 Waitress Lillian Boyer took her first flight in an airplane and fell in love. The next week she climbed from the cockpit out to the…

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded