[Clipping: Plunging into her 90s]

One of 1,261 clippings in the series: Eleanor Brown Collection available on this site.

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Newspaper clipping of an article about a WASP member, Frances L. Cisternino, who went skydiving for her 90th birthday, briefly describing her experience as service pilot in WWII. The article includes several photos of Cisternino preparing for and floating down from her sky-dive. The article is continued on the back of the clipping, with a photograph of the onlookers at the event, along with some obituaries and part of another article.

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1 clipping : ill. (some col.) ; 42 x 22 cm.

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Copenhaver, Larry December 10, 2002.

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National WASP WWII Museum

Located at Avenger Field in Nolan County Texas, the WASP World War II Museum commits to preserving the legacy of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of WWII. As a teaching museum, it features archives, exhibits, and oral histories that record a significant period in history when women dared to break barriers and contribute to victory.

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  • Main Title: [Clipping: Plunging into her 90s]
  • Added Title: Ex-women's air corps pilot takes birthday sky-dive
  • Series Title: Eleanor Brown Collection

Description

Newspaper clipping of an article about a WASP member, Frances L. Cisternino, who went skydiving for her 90th birthday, briefly describing her experience as service pilot in WWII. The article includes several photos of Cisternino preparing for and floating down from her sky-dive. The article is continued on the back of the clipping, with a photograph of the onlookers at the event, along with some obituaries and part of another article.

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1 clipping : ill. (some col.) ; 42 x 22 cm.

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  • "Plunging into her 90s," Tucson Citizen, Tucson, Arizona, December 10, 2002. pp. 1C-2C

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National WASP WWII Museum

Bringing the history of the Women Airforce Service Pilots to life, these archives represent the role of the flight school in training women pilots to fly military planes and show how WASPs responded socially and professionally to new challenges brought by war. Included are financial documents, photographs, scrapbooks, correspondence, pilots' logs, and flight manuals.

Abilene Library Consortium

Featuring thousands of newspapers, photographs, sound recordings, technical drawings, and much more, this diverse collection tells the story of Texas through the preservation and exhibition of valuable resources.

World War Two Collection

These materials focus on WWII and the immediate postwar period of the late 1940s. In addition to materials created during the time period, materials may include modern studies and commemorative works about the era.

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  • December 10, 2002

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  • Nov. 12, 2017, 12:55 a.m.

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  • May 23, 2018, 3:51 p.m.

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Copenhaver, Larry. [Clipping: Plunging into her 90s], clipping, December 10, 2002; Tucson, Arizona. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth894095/: accessed July 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting National WASP WWII Museum.