Title
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Title
Military - Women Airforce Service Pilots - Oklahoma Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Contributing Organization
OETA (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/521-416sx65317
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Description
This program celebrates and pays tribute to an elite corps of women called WASPS who played a vital part in America?s war effort. The women Air Force Pilots were a civilian corps attached to the military and served between 1942 and 1944. Two women pilots Betty Smith and Betty Riddle from Tulsa, Oklahoma became some of the first women pilots ever to fly military aircrafts. Betty Smith was in her 20?s and one of the first women in the program. She delivered more than 20 types of aircrafts to military bases from coast to coast. These women were finally given veteran status during the Carter presidency.
Asset type
Program
Media type
Moving Image
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Credits
AAPB Contributor Holdings
OETA - Oklahoma Educational Television Authority
Identifier: 8.24 (OETA (Oklahoma Educational Television Authority))
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Citations
Chicago: “Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; Military - Women Airforce Service Pilots - Oklahoma Tomb of the Unknown Soldier,” OETA, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed February 16, 2019, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_521-416sx65317.
MLA: “Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; Military - Women Airforce Service Pilots - Oklahoma Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.” OETA, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. February 16, 2019. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_521-416sx65317>.
APA: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; Military - Women Airforce Service Pilots - Oklahoma Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Boston, MA: OETA, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_521-416sx65317