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Sheboygan Airport and Flying Nun | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Sheboygan Airport and Flying Nun

Sheboygan Airport and Flying Nun | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
The real flying nun, Sister Mary Aquinas Kinskey, arriving at Sheboygan County Airport with two Franciscan sisters in a Cherokee C airplane. Sister Mary Aquinas, whose mother house was in Manitowoc, learned to fly during World War II in order to teach her students. Later she was involved with pre-flight instruction for the military. After the war she continued to fly, and she introduced aviation into the science curriculum in schools in Wisconsin and elsewhere.
DESCRIPTION
The real flying nun, Sister Mary Aquinas Kinskey, arriving at Sheboygan County Airport with two Franciscan sisters in a Cherokee C airplane. Sister Mary Aquinas, whose mother house was in Manitowoc, learned to fly during World War II in order to teach her students. Later she was involved with pre-flight instruction for the military. After the war she continued to fly, and she introduced aviation into the science curriculum in schools in Wisconsin and elsewhere.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:11045
Creation Date:date unknown
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Sheboygan
County:Sheboygan
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Versace, Tere Rios, 1917-1999 : Tere Rios Versace papers, 1941-1977
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:M77-507
Original Dimensions:9.5 x 7.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This photograph is part of the collection of Wisconsin author Tere Rio Versace concerning an unpublished book about Sister Mary Aquinas. Confusingly, Versace was also the author of the "The Fifteenth Pelican," from which the fictional "Flying Nun" was adapted. 10/31/10 in an email from Laura Ross: My Father, Bernard H. Geyer, age 91, is her [Sister Mary Aquinas'] nephew.
SUBJECTS
Clothing and dress
Coats
Men
Outdoor photography
Women
Nuns
Airplanes
Airports
Air pilots
Eyeglasses

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