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D11986-A
Date: 10-01-19411 of 8:
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Series: D11986   Image#: A   Date: 10-01-1941
On October 1, 1941, Tacoma aviatrix Mrs. Evelyn Burleson took off from Vancouver, B.C. for a solo nonstop flight to Tijuana, Mexico. She flew a petite Taylorcraft monoplane called "Miss Liberty." The plane was painted white with red and blue stripes, a torch bearing Liberty and emblazoned with "WAD" (Women Also Defend.) The plane usually held 12 gallons of gasoline, but 80 gallon tanks were installed for the flight. Tacoma Times photographer Bob Richards and pilot Vernon Hubert took to the air over Pierce County to snap these pictures. They communicated with Mrs. Burleson by sign language as she carried no radio due to weight restrictions. Thursday morning, October 2nd, 16 1/2 hours after leaving Vancouver, she arrived in Tijuana, a 1700 mile flight. (T. Times 10-2-1941 p.1)
D11986-8
Date: 10-07-19412 of 8:
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Series: D11986   Image#: 8   Date: 10-07-1941
Aerial views of Evelyn Burleson in her airplane, "Miss Liberty", in flight from Canada to Mexico. (T. Times)
D11986-5
Date: 10-01-19413 of 8:
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Series: D11986   Image#: 5   Date: 10-01-1941
On October 1, 1941, Mrs. Evelyn Burleson flew her Taylorcraft monoplane, the "Miss Liberty," nonstop from Vancouver, B.C., to Tiajuana Mexico. She arrived on the morning of the 2nd at 7:30a.m., completing the 1700 mile flight in 16 1/2 hours, 3 hours ahead of schedule. (T. Times 10/2/1941, pg. 1)
D11986-4
Date: 10-01-19414 of 8:
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Series: D11986   Image#: 4   Date: 10-01-1941
Aerial views of Evelyn Burleson in her airplane, "Miss Liberty", in flight from Canada to Mexico. (T. Times)
D11986-23
Date: 10-01-19415 of 8:
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Series: D11986   Image#: 23   Date: 10-01-1941
Aerial views of Evelyn Burleson in her airplane, "Miss Liberty", in flight from Canada to Mexico. The Taylorcraft monoplane was painted especially for the trip; white with red and blue stripes, a depiction of Miss Liberty and the letters "WAD," for Women Also Defend. (T. Times 10/2/1941, pg. 1)
D11986-18
Date: 10-07-19416 of 8:
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Series: D11986   Image#: 18   Date: 10-07-1941
Aerial views of Evelyn Burleson in her airplane, "Miss Liberty", in flight from Canada to Mexico. Tacoma Times photographer Bob Richards and pilot Vernon Hubert met up with her over the Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. yards and accompanied her as far as Kelso, snapping these pictures enroute. (T. Times 10/2/1941, pg. 1)
D11986-13
Date: 10-01-19417 of 8:
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Series: D11986   Image#: 13   Date: 10-01-1941
On October 1, 1941, Mrs. Evelyn Burleson, of Tacoma, took off from Vancouver, B.C. for a solo flight to Tijuana, Mexico. Flying the tiny "Miss Liberty", she flew the 1,600 miles non-stop in 16 1/2 hours. This photograph, by Tacoma Times photographer Bob Richards, was taken as her plane passed over Pierce County. (T. Times 10-2-1941 p.1)
D11986-10
Date: 10-01-19418 of 8:
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Series: D11986   Image#: 10   Date: 10-01-1941
Aerial views of Evelyn Burleson in her airplane, "Miss Liberty", in flight from Canada to Mexico. Tacoma aviatrix Evelyn Burleson was influenced by aviation pioneer Ruth Elder. She learned to fly in 1928 in Lincoln Nebraska and embraced aviation as her career. At the time of this flight, she was a freelance pilot but she was previously a flight instructor in Oregon. (T. Times 10/2/1941, pg. 1)
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