From Typewriters to Strike Fighters: Women in Naval Aviation

The title of this exhibit reflects the evolution of women’s service in Naval Aviation from performing clerical duties as World War I “yeomanettes” to flying modern combat airplanes.  Artifacts displayed include a uniform worn by a flight nurse who served on board aircraft evacuating wounded from Pacific battlegrounds and flight gear worn by members of the first group of female Naval Aviators during their service. A video board features excerpts from oral history interviews with some of these pioneers as well as active duty personnel.