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Female Aviators
In 1974 the U.S. Navy designated its first female naval aviators, four of whom posed for a photograph during their flight instruction. Pictured left to right are Ensign Rosemary Conaster (later Mariner), Ensign Jane Skiles, Lieutenant (j.g.) Barbara Allen, and Lieutenant (j.g.) Judith Neuffer. Allen, the first to receive her wings, was killed in a training accident in 1982, the other three officers eventually retired as captains. Image courtesy Naval History and Heritage Command.

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