Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

The first all-women Air Force crew to cross the Atlantic lines up for a photograph next to their C-141 Starlifter, May 10, 1983 . From left to right are: Capt. Guiliana Sangiorgio, Commander; Capt. Barbara G. Akin, pilot; 1st Lt. Terri A. Olinger, co-pilot; TSgt Donna L. Wertz, instructor and flight engineer; SSgt Denise J. Meunier, flight engineer; Sgt Mary K. Eiche, loadmaster; and A1C Bernadette C. Botti, loadmaster.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Women in aviation
  • Women pilots

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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May 10, 1983

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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