First All Female African-American Flight Crew. Captain Rachelle Jones, first officer Stephanie Grant and flight attendants Diana Galloway and Robin Rogers made history on February 12th, 2009 when their Atlanta-based Delta Connection carrier departed from Atlanta to Nashville, Tennessee.
The First All African-American Female Flight Crew | Airlines flight, an Atlanta based Delta Connection regional carrier, little did they know when they boarded that particular trip to their destination they were witnesses to aviation and Black history. They had boarded the first US airline flight staffed by an all African-American female flight crew comprised of Captain Rachelle Jones, first officer Stephanie Grant and flight attendants Diana Galloway and Robin Rogers.
The women went to the air as well, as pilots, delivering much needed equipment and planes to the men in the field. These brave women of the Women's Air Service Patrol sacrificed much with little to no recognition. Some made the ultimate sacrifice, only to be forgotten by their government at the end of WWII.
fabric, cut // Aug. 1942 Wife of a disabled World War I veteran, Mrs. Cora Ann Bowen (left) works as a cowler at the Naval Air Base. Caption information from "The Library of Congress" on Flickr Author: Edecio Martinez Credit: Flickr/The Library of Congress