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Virginia Shannon Meloney Collection

Virginia Shannon Meloney Collection

Biographical Information

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Name:
Virginia Shannon Malany Meloney
State of Birth:
CT
Home State:
NY
Gender:
Female
Race:
White
War or Conflict:
World War, 1939-1945
Status:
Veteran
Dates of Service:
1943-1944
Entrance into Service:
Enlisted
Branch of Service:
WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots)
Unit of Service:
3rd Ferrying Group, Air Transport Command
Location of Service:
Texas; Michigan
Prisoner of War:
No
Service History Note:
Meloney reported to duty as a member of the 4th Class of WASPs (2/1943); Flight Training in Houston and Sweetwater, Texas; flying the PT-19 and UC-78; graduated (8/1943); stationed at Romulus Army Air Field in Michigan; assigned to the 3rd Ferrying Group; provided statistics on WASP Program and its establishment; flying the C-45 on a transcontinental flight; returned to Michigan via the Military Air Transportation Service; types of planes piloted: AT-9, C-87 Cargo Plane, C-46 Cargo Plane, and a four engine bomber; deactivation of WASP Program; WASPs given veteran status in the 1970's.

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Video: DVD [1 item] --Oral history interview
Video: DVD [1 item] --Reference copy
Interviewer:
Mark Kulikowski
Contributor:
Mark Kulikowski
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/68886
Subjects:
Meloney, Virginia Shannon
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots).
Cite as:
Virginia Shannon Meloney Collection
(AFC/2001/001/68886), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2/22/2013

 

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