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428-GX-USN-1175088: Lieutenant Donna Lynn Spruill, July 1979

428-GX-USN-1175088:   Lieutenant Donna Lynn Spruill, July 1979.    A C-1 trader cargo transport aircraft piloted by Lieutenant Donna Lynn Spruill of Fleet Logistical Support Squadron 40, VRC-40, is launched from the flight deck of USS Independence (CV-12).  Lieutenant Spruill was the first female Naval Aviator to qualify on an aircraft carrier in a fixed wing aircraft.  Photographed July 20, 1979.  Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 428-GX-USN-1175088: Lieutenant Donna Lynn Spruill, July 1979. A C-1 trader cargo transport aircraft piloted by Lieutenant Donna Lynn Spruill of Fleet Logistical Support Squadron 40, VRC-40, is launched from the flight deck of USS Independence (CV-12). Lieutenant Spruill was the first female Naval Aviator to qualify on an aircraft carrier in a fixed wing aircraft. Photographed July 20, 1979. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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