Today's Famous Person (August 28, 1917 June 28, 2017) was the only Native American woman to serve in the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP).

She was born in Argonia, Kansas, in 1917. Her father was a white man who worked as a publisher and editor, and her mother was an Oglala-Lakota Indian who grew up on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. While her family moved from town to town as she was growing up and she spent a lot of time visiting her grandmother on the reservation in South Dakota.

In 1932, she graduated from St. Mary's Indian High School for Girls in Springfield, South Dakota, but didn't have much of an idea of what she wanted to do with her life. Over the next few years she bounced around from location to location, and job to job, before finally settling down to complete her bachelor's degree in art from the University of New Mexico in 1939.

When the US finally entered World War II, she and her mother and sisters moved to Washington, DC, where they found work at the Army War College. But she wasn't content to spend the war working in an office. She wanted to do something more. At first she considered joining the Women's Army Corps (WAC), or maybe the United States Naval Reserve (WAVES), but when she learned of the WASPs, she was sure that was where she belonged.

She had no prior flying experience, but that didn't stop her. She found a local flight school that offered a series of lesson for only $8 an hour. After 35 hours of flying, she was qualified to apply. After graduating from training in Sweetwater, Texas, in 1944, she became the only Native American woman to serve in the WASPs. She was stationed at Eagle Pass Army Airfield where she took on the dangerous job of towing aerial gunnery targets.

The WASP program was disbanded later that same year but she had found her place. Even if she wasn't able to fly, she could still work with other pilots. She joined the Air Force Reserves, where she was called into active duty during the Korean War, and later served for ten years as an air traffic controller.

In 2007 she was inducted into the South Dakota Aviation Hall of Fame.

Today's Famous Person died in June 2017 at the age of 99.


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MARCH
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April 10
Famous Person

Frank "Cannonball" Richards

Has Been Identified By:
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Neil in Pennsylvania
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Carol in Delaware
Harold in North Carolina
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Pat in Kentucky
Nell in New York
Martha in Virginia
Katrina in Delaware
Lady Laura


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Jeannie in Washington
Lili in Spain
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Lucretia in Spain
Donna in New York
Helen in Pennsylvania
Lady Di
Carol in Delaware
Ruth in Pennsylvania
Missy in Pennsylvania
Dave in Virginia
Kate in Colorado
Harold in North Carolina
Pat in Kentucky
Brett in Iowa
Nell in New York
Brandi in California
Martha in Virginia
Katrina in Delaware
Lady Laura
Neil in Pennsylvania


April
Mystery Person

Has Been Identified By:
Dame Sunny
Carol in Delaware
Kate in Colorado
Martha in Virginia
Neil in Pennsylvania
Jeannie in Washington
Lili in Spain
Lucretia in Spain
Donna in New York
Helen in Pennsylvania
Missy in Pennsylvania
Ruth in Pennsylvania
Brandi in California
Nell in New York
Pat in Kentucky
Harold in North Carolina
Katrina in Delaware
Brett in Iowa
Lady Laura


The Hate U Gave

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Dame Sunny
Jeannie in Washington
Lili in Spain
Lucretia in Spain
Neil in Pennsylvania
Helen in Pennsylvania
Ruth in Pennsylvania
Missy in Pennsylvania
Kate in Colorado
Donna in New York
Carol in Delaware
Harold in North Carolina
Brett in Iowa
Brandi in California
Pat in Kentucky
Nell in New York
Martha in Virginia
Katrina in Delaware
Lady Laura


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Lili in Spain
Dame Sunny
Lucretia in Spain
Donna in New York
Helen in Pennsylvania
Carol in Delaware
Ruth in Pennsylvania
Missy in Pennsylvania
Kate in Colorado
Harold in North Carolina
Pat in Kentucky
Brett in Iowa
Nell in New York
Brandi in California
Martha in Virginia
Katrina in Delaware
Lady Laura
Neil in Pennsylvania


April Rebus Puzzle #3

Has Been Solved By:
Jeannie in Washington
Lucretia in Spain
Dame Sunny
Lili in Spain
Ruth in Pennsylvania
Donna in New York
Missy in Pennsylvania
Helen in Pennsylvania
Nell in New York
Carol in Delaware
Neil in Pennsylvania
Maryellen in Pennsylvania
Harold in North Carolina
Pat in Kentucky
Brett in Iowa
Kate in Colorado
Brandi in California
Martha in Virginia
Katrina in Delaware
Lady Laura


March Rebus Puzzle Scores

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Jeannie in Washington
Lili in Spain
Dame Sunny
Lucretia in Spain
Donna in New York
Helen in Pennsylvania
Carol in Delaware
Ruth in Pennsylvania
Missy in Pennsylvania
Kate in Colorado
Harold in North Carolina
Pat in Kentucky
Brett in Iowa
Nell in New York
Brandi in California
Martha in Virginia
Katrina in Delaware
Lady Laura
Neil in Pennsylvania
Maryellen in Pennsylvania