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Flying Nun in a B-52 | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Flying Nun in a B-52

Flying Nun in a B-52 | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
The real flying nun, Sister Mary Aquinas Kinskey, O.S.F., in a B-52 simulator with Major Ralph M. Hanson. Sister Mary Aquinas was fulfilling her dream of flying a jet plane. The sister, whose Franciscan motherhouse was in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, learned to fly during World War II in order to teach her students. Later she was involved with pre-flight instruction for the military, and after the war she continued to fly. Sister Mary Aquinas introduced aviation into the science curriculum of various schools in Wisconsin and elsewhere.
DESCRIPTION
The real flying nun, Sister Mary Aquinas Kinskey, O.S.F., in a B-52 simulator with Major Ralph M. Hanson. Sister Mary Aquinas was fulfilling her dream of flying a jet plane. The sister, whose Franciscan motherhouse was in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, learned to fly during World War II in order to teach her students. Later she was involved with pre-flight instruction for the military, and after the war she continued to fly. Sister Mary Aquinas introduced aviation into the science curriculum of various schools in Wisconsin and elsewhere.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:11052
Creation Date:date unknown
Creator Name:Unknown
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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This photograph is part of the research gathered by free-lance writer Tere Rios Versace of Black Earth concerning an unpublished biography of Sister Mary Aquinas. Confusingly, Versace also wrote "The Fifteenth Pelican" on which the fictional Flying Nun television program was based. 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
Air pilots, Military
Airplane, Military
Indoor photography
Men
Women
Nuns
Air pilots
Eyeglasses
Military uniforms

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