Marvel Crosson A Woman You Should Know

 

Marvel Crosson:

1. Bush pilot in Alaska with her brother Joe.

2. Created an airline in Alaska.

3. Had the fastest plane in the Powder Puff Derby.

4. Warned of sabotage before The Derby.

5. Sponsored in the Derby by Mrs. Ulysses Grant McQueen, founder of the Women’s International Association of Aeronautics, who was one of her sponsors.

6. Marvel had an opera-singing parrot named Dick.

7  Right before the Derby Marvel had her menstrual period.

8. Odd trivia: No toilets on planes…women urinated into coffee cans. Men just used the window.

9. Marvel encouraged to quit The Derby. Wouldn’t quit. If she quit men would say that was another reason men believed that women shouldn’t be pilots.

10. Only women to die during The Powder Puff Derby.

In my next post I will tell you how Marvel died. This is quit a story!

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