Mary Edith B. Engle papers

Abstract

The Mary Edith B. Engle papers (dated 1940-1945; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) contain military records, printed materials, and memorabilia related to her service as a Women's Air Force Service Pilot (WASP) during World War II.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Mary Edith B. Engle papers
Date
1940-1945 (inclusive)
Extent
0.45 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Women air pilots.
Women and the military.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women.
Finding Aid Author
Ida Sell
Preferred Citation
66m26: [Identification of item], Mary Edith B. Engle papers, 1940-1945, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Mary Edith B. Engle (1916-2003), a native of Lexington, Kentucky, served as a Women's Air Force Service Pilot (WASP) during World War II. She enlisted early as part of the 5th Ferrying Group, stationed at Love Field in Dallas, Texas. She flew large military planes, including the B-29. Prior to World War II, she was an active member of the Blue Grass Flying Club and post World War II she was a member of the International Organization of Women Pilots (the Ninety-Nines).
Scope and Content
The Mary Edith B. Engle papers (dated 1940-1945; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) contain military records, printed materials, and memorabilia related to her service as a Women's Air Force Service Pilot (WASP) during World War II. Included are her operations orders and flight records, which document her travel and delivery of planes for the Army Air Corps; training papers; and printed materials including WASP newsletters, a songbook, the "Final Report on Women Pilot Program", and Wings Over America, a yearbook containing facts about the 5th Ferrying Group.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Pilot certificates, 1943 August - 1944 September

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Final Report on Women Pilot Program by Jacqueline Cochran, undated

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Fifinella Gazette and order, 1943 April

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Flight record and cover letter, 1943 August - 1945 February

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Reports from Base Unites in Sweetwater and Dallas, 1943 August 6 - 1944 August 24

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Notes and clippings from service, circa 1945

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Operations Order, 1943 September 9 - 1944 December

  • Box 1, folder 7
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WASP permanent addresses, undated

  • Box 1, folder 8
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WASP newsletters, 1945 January 25 - 1946 October

  • Box 1, folder 9
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WASP songbook, undated

  • Box 1, folder 10
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Wings Over America yearbook, circa 1944

  • Box 1, folder 11
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