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Stories of Indiana Civil Air Patrol veterans who served during World War II.

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Margaret Ray Ringenberg began her flying career aged 19 and became a US women's air force pilot in She began a racing career in the Aged 72 she took part in the 1994 Round-the-World Air Race and aged 79 flew in a race from London to Sydney. Female Pilot, Female Soldier, Fly Around The World, Around The Worlds, Congressional Gold Medal, Civil Air Patrol, Us Air Force, Bathroom Art, Public Service

Margaret Ray Ringenberg's story is fascinating. So much so, she has a page at the Library of Congress. From Leo, #Indiana, she was one of the initial members of the 201st Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol US Air Force Aux The Civil Air Patrol helped her learn to fly. She would take those skills and become a WASP ferrying airplanes during the war. At 72, she flew around the world.

The Congressional Gold Medal awarded to the Civil Air Patrol on 10 December Congressional Gold Medal, Civil Air Patrol, 10 December, Southern Girls, World War Ii, Civilization, Military, Board, World War Two

The Congressional Gold Medal awarded to the Civil Air Patrol on 10 December 2014.

 Lorraine (Redifer) Sherman, currently residing in Thomasville, GA served with the South Bend Civil Air Patrol squadron She became a pilot in Congressional Gold Medal, Civil Air Patrol, Becoming A Pilot, South Bend, Lorraine, World War Ii, Civilization, Indiana, How To Become

Mrs. Lorraine (Redifer) Sherman, currently residing in Thomasville, GA served with the South Bend Civil Air Patrol squadron (3C1). She became a pilot in 1942.

Letter promoting Civil Air Patrol Sgt Robert Joyner as Warrant Officer, dated September Congressional Gold Medal, Civil Air Patrol, Warrant Officer, September 10, Civilization, Wwii, Lettering, Board, World War Ii

Letter promoting Civil Air Patrol Sgt Robert Joyner as Warrant Officer, dated September 10, 1946.

 Lorraine (Redifer) Sherman, currently residing in Thomasville, GA served with the South Bend Civil Air Patrol squadron She became a pilot in 1942 and studied aviation at Notre Dame. Congressional Gold Medal, Civil Air Patrol, Becoming A Pilot, South Bend, Lorraine, Us Army, World War Ii, Civilization, Notre Dame

Mrs. Lorraine (Redifer) Sherman, currently residing in Thomasville, GA served with the South Bend Civil Air Patrol squadron (3C1). She became a pilot in 1942 and studied aviation at Notre Dame.

Mr. Robert "Rob" Joyner was presented a Congressional Gold Medal on April 15, 2017 by the Arizona Wing Civil Air Patrol.  Joyner joined CAP near the beginning of WW II as a cadet. He rose to the rank of Warrant Officer in the Senior Squadron located at Weir Cook Municipal Airport in Indianapolis. He joined because, in his words, “It was the thing to do back in thing to do back in those days and because he loved airplanes so much. It was my way to contribute to the national war effort.” Congressional Gold Medal, Civil Air Patrol, On This Date, Warrant Officer, Airplanes, Civilization, Effort, Arizona, Cap

Mr. Robert "Rob" Joyner was presented a Congressional Gold Medal on April 15, 2017 by the Arizona Wing Civil Air Patrol. Joyner joined CAP near the beginning of WW II as a cadet. He rose to the rank of Warrant Officer in the Senior Squadron located at Weir Cook Municipal Airport in Indianapolis. He joined because, in his words, “It was the thing to do back in thing to do back in those days and because he loved airplanes so much. It was my way to contribute to the national war effort.”

Late Grace Pulley, from #Indianapolis, started flying at the very young age of twelve. In 1940, at only sixteen years old, became a certified pilot. On 10 December 2014 she received an award at the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony in Washington, D.C. for her participation in Civil Air Patrol during #WWII. She would also go on to become a WASP. Congressional Gold Medal, Civil Air Patrol, 10 December, Us Air Force, Wasp, Pulley, World War Ii, Civilization, Warriors

Late Grace Pulley, from #Indianapolis, started flying at the very young age of twelve. In 1940, at only sixteen years old, became a certified pilot. On 10 December 2014 she received an award at the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony in Washington, D.C. for her participation in Civil Air Patrol during #WWII. She would also go on to become a WASP.

Stewart A. Joyce, from Indianapolis, is certified as a pilot in 1939 by the Civil Aeronautics Authority which itself was only a year old. His instructor is Bob Shank, one of the first air mail pilots. He is sworn in at Stout Field in Indianapolis and is soon searching for submarines based out of Atlantic City, New Jersey. Joyce, now with two hundred hours logged as a pilot, turns his efforts towards WWII coastal patrols. At the end of his time in CAP, Lt. Joyce logs 103 hours of CAP time… Congressional Gold Medal, Civil Air Patrol, Atlantic City, Submarines, Logs, Shank, World War Ii, Civilization, Wwii

Stewart A. Joyce, from Indianapolis, is certified as a pilot in 1939 by the Civil Aeronautics Authority which itself was only a year old. His instructor is Bob Shank, one of the first air mail pilots. He is sworn in at Stout Field in Indianapolis and is soon searching for submarines based out of Atlantic City, New Jersey. Joyce, now with two hundred hours logged as a pilot, turns his efforts towards WWII coastal patrols. At the end of his time in CAP, Lt. Joyce logs 103 hours of CAP time…

Letter from Ms. Lorraine Redifer Sherman to Bradley W. from Arkansas Wing describing her time in the South Bend Civil Air Patrol. Page page 2 is also Congressional Gold Medal, Civil Air Patrol, South Bend, Lorraine, Arkansas, Civilization, Jr, Bullet Journal, Lettering

Letter from Ms. Lorraine Redifer Sherman to 1Lt Bradley W. Kidder, Jr. from Arkansas Wing describing her time in the South Bend Civil Air Patrol. Page 1, page 2 is also

Letter from Ms. Lorraine Redifer Sherman to Bradley W. from Arkansas Wing describing her time in the South Bend Civil Air Patrol. Page page 1 is also included on another pin. Congressional Gold Medal, Civil Air Patrol, South Bend, Lorraine, Arkansas, Civilization, Jr, Bullet Journal, Lettering

Letter from Ms. Lorraine Redifer Sherman to 1Lt Bradley W. Kidder, Jr. from Arkansas Wing describing her time in the South Bend Civil Air Patrol. Page 2, page 1 is also included on another pin.