Stories from the Sixteenth State

01 - Cornelia Fort

February 9, 2020

This episode explores the life of Nashville aviator Cornelia Fort, from her upbringing among Nashville's elite, to her service in the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Service, to her tragic death, becoming the first female pilot to die on active duty in United States history.

To view documents discussed in this episode please visit the Tennessee State Library and Archives blog here.

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