Helen Richey

Helen Richey (HMVOB)

Location: McKeesport, PA 15132 Allegheny County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 20.438', W 79° 49.636'

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In 1934 this McKeesport native became the 1st woman to pilot a commercial airliner. Discriminated against because she was a woman, she resigned within a year and went on to become the 1st woman licensed instructor by the Civil Aeronautics Authority; and in World War II, the commandant of the American wing, British Air Transport Auxiliary; member of the Women's Airforce Service Pilots; and Major by the war's end.
Year Placed2002
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 1:42am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 599606 N 4466225
Decimal Degrees40.34063333, -79.82726667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 20.438', W 79° 49.636'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 20' 26.28" N, 79° 49' 38.16" W
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Area Code(s)412
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2200-2298 Eden Park Blvd, McKeesport PA 15132, US
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