1977 : Michigan Woman Graduates With First U.S. Air Force Women Pilot Class

September 2, 2023 all-day

Picture of Mary Livingston During Training

Mary Livingston of Manistique became one of the first women U.S. Air Force jet pilots in a ceremony at Williams Air Force Base in Arizona.

Sources :

Michigan Historical Calendar, courtesy of the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University.

First Women Pilots in Air Force, U.S. Air Force website.

Dan MacGowen, “Female ‘flyboys ‘win ’em over”, Arizona Republic, August 25, 1977.

Women Military Pilot Candidates Few, Ellensberg Daily Record, August 31, 1977.

Zlati Meyer, “Upper Peninsula Michigan woman recalls being among the first female Air Force pilots”, Detroit Free Press, September 15, 2012.

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