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A WASP’s Story

Today’s post comes from Ashley Mattingly, an archivist at the National Archives in St. Louis. The year was 1943, and Elizabeth “Betty” Maxine Chambers was a young mother and a widow. Betty’s husband, Army pilot Lt. Robert William Chambers, had … Continue reading

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Magellans of the Sky

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. In 1924, a group of eight Army airmen set out to be the first humans to ever circle the globe by air. On their journey … Continue reading

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