p51 Pilots Biographies, Last Name Starting With "M"
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Madge Rutherford Minton MADGE RUTHERFORD MINTON, born March 22,1920 in Greensburg, Indiana, won her wings in 1940 as the only woman member of the first Civilian Pilots' Training Program in Indiana, Butler University, Indianapolis. Ex-barnstormer Elvan Tarkington taught Madge to fly in a Rearwin 9000. Later Virgil Simmons taught her aerobatics in an open cockpit biplane Waco PT-14 and a bastard Fleet #1 with a #7 empennage.
Anna (Flynn) Monkiewicz There were no decorations, no medals indeed, nothing to distinguish Anna's service as a Jug jockey, save perhaps a hasty landing in Goldsboro, North Carolina when the cockpit of her Jug began unaccountably to fill with raw gasoline. At 800' bailing out was out of the question; she circled back and landed, departing the ship before it stopped rolling. (no fire, but badly burned feet and ankles from the high octane gas.)
William Mullins He was then transferred to the Ninth Air Force in France, where he joined the 373 Fighter Group and checked out in P47's. He flew 57 missions, mostly armed reconnaissance over Belgium, Holland and Germany, with the 411th Squadron. In the Squadron's last mission of the war, he took part in a dive bombing attack on two submarines in the Baltic Sea.
Bill E. Myers Graduated from Aviation Cadet Training, class 43-G at Luke Field. Deployed to the ETO with 511 the Flight Bomber Squadron 405th F.B. Group in Feb., 1944, and was the only pilot to serve uninterrupted tour and return with group after V.J Day.
Raymond Bell Myers WWII FIGHTER ACE!
Following Graduation from Mississippi State College in 1941, Myers joined the USAAF Reserves and graduated from flight school in February, 1942. When the 50th FG was rolled into the 355th FG, he became the Squadron CO of 358th FS. By the time the 355th entered combat from Steeple Morden, England he had more than 600 hours, mostly P-40 and P-47 flight time.
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