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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.
Lake Shore Drive, Chicago - 1944
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.