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[Clipping: Sharing the Thrill of Flight]

Description: Newspaper clipping titled "Sharing the Thrill of Flight" from the Miami Herald. It includes four photographs. The top left photo is of Fernando Botlho posing with former Women Airforce Service Pilot, Helen Snapp in front of the Brazilian Demoiselle aircraft. The top right photo is of a young boy posing in a restored antique aircraft. The bottom left photo is of Dennis Labbe taking off in a Cessna O-2A aircraft. The bottom right photo is of Dennis Labbe's aircraft flying, leaving behind a trail of smoke.
Date: November 6, 2011
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Helen Snapp and Calvin Hughes at GMAA Gala]

Description: Photograph of Helen Snapp and TV News Anchor Calvin Hughes at the Greater Miami Aviation Association Gala at Doral Resort, Miami, Florida. Calvin wears a black suit with a purple tie and smiles into the camera, while Helen wears a black dress with bronze floral decals and looks toward the bottom left of the frame.
Date: October 23, 2010
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Helen Snapp Wearing Formal Wear]

Description: Photograph of Helen Snapp gazing off camera. She wears a navy pants suit covered in military pins and a name tag, a white collared shirt, a blue Women Airforce Service Pilot scarf, and holds the Gold Congressional Medal around her neck.
Date: August 15, 2011
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

Oral History Interview with James Phinney, July 15, 2010

Description: Interview with James (Jim) Phinney, an aircraft electrician for the U. S. Navy during Wold War II. He discusses joining the Navy, going through boot camp and becoming an aircraft electrician. He was assigned to the USS Lexington but abandoned ship after it was hit by a torpedo. He was rescued and was then sent to San Diego to be reassigned to the USS Enterprise. He mentions being at Guadalcanal and later aboard a sub-chaser. The crew crossed the Equator and consequently participated in an initiation ceremony, during which time Admiral Halsey was nearly shot by one of the ship's pilots who forgot to lock his gun. He also recalls some of the food he ate while at sea.
Date: July 15, 2010
Creator: Cox, Floyd; Phinney, James & O'Konski, Susan
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation