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WWI Nurse with wings...

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I still have no clue on the why the wings were being worn, but I thought I would add the following two photos. These are two female aviators who flew during the war to help raise money for the ARC.

 

Ruth Bancroft Law (Aero Club of America certificate # 188)

 

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Katherine Stinson (Aero Club of America certificate # 148

 

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" We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "

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According to a photo caption listed on owensarchive.com, Ruth Bancroft Law was the only woman permitted to wear the "Government Aviation Uniform" in France during WWI. (I'd sure like to see a close-up of those small wings on her left pocket flap!)

 

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