Willa Brown

Willa Brown

Willa Brown, pioneer woman pilot and president of the National Airmen's Association of America, succcessfully lobbied for federal funds in 1939 to support the NAA pilot training program. Located in Chicago, this was the first privately-run training school for black pilots in the country.

  • NASM 7B01167

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