Janet Waterford Bragg. Earned a degree in nursing from Spellman, enrolled in the Curtiss Wright Aeronautical School where she was the only female in an aircraft mechanics class of 24 black males. Did postgrad at Loyola & the U. of Chicago while working as a nurse to save money to buy 1st of 3 planes. Passed the flight test at Tuskegee black pilot training but was denied the commercial pilot license. Tried to join WASPs during WWII but rejected because of race.