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Venus Ramey, Miss America, 1944
Venus Ramey, Miss America 1944, is shown with her dogs Tuesday, April 17, 2007, near her property in Waynesburg, Ky. Ramey, who was crowned Miss America in 1944 caught a man she thought was stealing from her farm in south-central Kentucky, she shot the tires out of his vehicle so he'd be stuck there until police came.
Venus Ramey, Miss America 1944 - Her war efforts in this area resulted in a Special Citation from the United States Treasury Department. In her honor her picture was adorned on a B-17 fighter plane, which made 68 sorties over war-torn Germany and never lost a man. The story made the Associated Press.