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Columbus Citizen-Journal
Description: Women's Army Corps members in uniform stand underneath the wing of a U.S. Army plane at Lockbourne Army Air Base, Columbus, Ohio. The public relations office of the Army Air Force School at Lockbourne provided the following photo caption: "Dress is right as these Air-Wacs [sic] of the Lockbourne Army Air Base stand at attention directly underneath a Douglas Dauntless. Reading from left to right, they are: Sgt. Louise Ruffini of Oceanport, N.J.; Cpl. Doris Todd of San Francisco, Calif.; Cpl. Winifred Wilson of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Cpl. Barbara Moon of Yakima, Washington." The facility was originally opened in June 1942 as Lockbourne Army Airfield (named after the nearby village of Lockbourne, Ohio) as a World War II pilot training airfield. It was then named the Northeastern Training Center of the Army Air Corps and provided basic pilot training and military support. It is now Rickenbacker International Airport. The training center also provided B-17 flight training to the WASPS (Women Airforce Service Pilots) and training for glider pilots in the CG-4A Waco glider. The Douglas SBD Dauntless was a naval scout plane and dive bomber manufactured by Douglas Aircraft from 1940 through 1944. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05664
Subjects: United States. Army. Women's Army Corps; World War, 1939-1945--Women; Women--Military service--1940-1950; Ohio--History, Military; Rickenbacker International Airport; Douglas Dauntless (Dive bomber)
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)