Joy Bright Hancock


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  • ''I wanted to learn to fly, not because it was the smart thing to do in the 1920s, but because I was afraid of anything that flew.... I reasoned that if I learned to fly, I might conquer my fear of it. The remedy worked.''
    Joy Bright Hancock (1898-1986), U.S. naval officer. Lady in the Navy, ch. 3 (1972). In 1925, Hancock's husband of fifteen months had died in a plane crash. Here she was explaining why she became a student pilot in the late 1920s. Later, she would become an officer in the WAVES, the U. S. Navy's women's division.
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