Twentieth Century

Fly Girls

Quick: Name one historical woman pilot other than Amelia Earhart without resorting to the internet. (1) Aviation history is a regular topic in our household and I could only come up with three: Bessie Coleman (January 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926), the first African-American woman to earn a pilot’s license (2) Jacqueline Cochran (May…

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Road Trip Through History: WWII Glider and Military Museum

Recently My Own True Love and I turned one of my speaking gigs(1) into a road trip around Lake Michigan.  First history stop on the itinerary? The WWII Glider and Military Museum in Iron Mountain, Michigan. Compromise is the essence of any road trip. As a result, I’ve visited a lot of small aviation museums…

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From the Archives: The Longest Day

At this time last year, My Own True Love and I took a D-Day tour put on by the fabulous National World War II Museum in New Orleans. In honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, it seemed like a good time to re-run the blog posts I wrote about the trip.  I’m ending this…

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