Nancy Love - Research Article from American Homefront in WWII

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Nancy Harkness was born on February 14, 1914, in Houghton, Michigan. The daughter of a wealthy physician, she attended prestigious Milton Academy in Massachusetts and Vassar College in New York. While in high school at Milton, Nancy experienced her first plane ride. Inspired, she immediately took flying lessons and within weeks received her license. At the age of sixteen, she was the youngest woman in the United States to earn a private pilot's license.

Always restless and adventurous, Nancy carried her love of flying with her to Vassar. She started a flying school and earned extra money taking students for rides in a plane she rented from a nearby airport. In 1933 she became the youngest woman to qualify for a commercial pilot's license. Nancy was an early pioneer in the development of student flying clubs in U.S. colleges and a charter member of the Ninety-Nines. The organization...

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