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State House, Room 546-2, Boston, Massachusetts 02133

American Legion Auxiliary - Department of Massachusetts

President

Amelia Earhart

 

1st Vice President

Baroness Raymonde de la Roche

First licensed woman pilot

2nd Vice President

Harriet Quimby

First Licensed US woman pilot

3rd Vice President

Emily H. Warner

First female pilot of a major U.S. scheduled airline

Sec/Treasurer

Elizabeth Dole

Secretary of Transportation First woman in American history to hold that cabinet position

Chaplain

Lorraine K. Potter

First female Chaplain in the United States Air Force

Historian

Diana Barnato Walker

First female pilot to fly faster than sound

N.E.C.

Eileen Collins

First Female Space Shuttle Commander

Parliamentarian

Sally Ride

First American woman in space

Sergeant-at-Arms

Sky Marshall

 

Assistance Sergeant-at-Arms

TSA

 
     

Auxiliary Members

Wing-Walkers

 

Past Department Presidents

99’s

 

Honorary Junior President

Victoria Louise "Vicki" Van Meter 

Many “youngest pilot” records

Junior Auxiliary Members

Goldfish Club

 

Department Commander

Charles Lindbergh

 

Legionnaires

Barnstormers

 

SAL Commander

Igor Sikorsky

 

Sons of the American Legion

Caterpillar Club

 

Membership Team

WASP

Women Airforce Service Pilots

 

 

 

District Directors

Women in Aviation

AIRCRAFT

     

District 1

Katherine Stinson

Focke-Wulf FW 190

District 2

Louise Thaden

Mitchubishi Zero-Sen

District 3

Jackie Cochran

Curtis Warhawk

District 4

Ruth Nichols

Hawker Hurricane

District 5

Helen Richey

Pan Am Clipper

District 6

Bessica Raiche

De Havilland Mosquito

District 7

Dorothy Stenzel

Grumman Hellcat

District 8

Betty Skelton

Douglas DC-3

District 9

Neta Snook

Supermarine Spitfire

District 10

Jerrie Cobb

Polikarpov I-16

 

 

 

Past National Commander – Jake

Wilbur Wright

 

Past National Commander – Paul

Orville Wright

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June Executive Meeting

Big Kill Devil Hill-Kitty Hawk, NC

 

August Executive Meeting

National Aviation Day

August 19

Fall Conference

Breaking the Sound Barrier

X-1, Chuck Yeager (45,000’)

Jan Executive Meeting

Last Men on the Moon

Apollo 17 – December - 1972

April Executive Meeting

Space Shuttle Flight

First Space Shuttle – April 12, 1981 - Columbia

Department Convention

Bendix Trophy Race

1936 - On September 4, Louise Thaden and Blanche Noyes beat male pilots in the Bendix Trophy Race, the first victory of women over men in a race which both men and women could enter.

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