In 1951, the nation's first Angel Flight was founded at the Municipal University of Omaha by a group of female students who supported AFROTC. It later became a national organization called Silver Wings.
For more information, see "Throwback Thursday: Air Force ROTC" (press release), 2015/07/16: http://www.unomaha.edu/news/2015/07/rotc-program-begins-1951.php
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Air Force ROTC Detachment 470 Scrapbook Presented to OU President Milo and Josephine Bail Upon the Retirement of Milo Bail, 1965
Angel Flight Cape and Cap of Eva Swanson, circa 1951
Cape and hat worn by the first Angel Flight members at the university where Angel Flight began in 1951. The cap is blue with white piping. The cape is white with blue and white collar and shoulder rank insignia. The cape was worn over a dark blue sweater and straight skirt. Also included in the box is an 8x10 black and white photograph of Angel Flight members with a minister.
Angel Flight Records
The Angel Flight collection includes matted portraits of honorary colonels and flight leaders from the 1950s and three scrapbooks from the 1950s through 1978. Two of the three scrapbooks have been disassembled; each of the scrapbooks has customized covers including decorations. The scrapbooks include photographs, news clippings, programs, artifacts, and other material documenting the activities and members of the Angel Flight and Air Force ROTC at the university.
Angels Flight Cap with Insignia Pins of Ruth Longville Christensen, 1952-1954
Ruth Longville Christensen was a student at the Municipal University of Omaha, class of 1954. She was a member of Angel Flight, Chi Omega, Omaha University Women's Intramurals (OUWI), and University Players.
Angels Flight Cape and Hat; Feathers Beanie of Marilyn Johnson Haman, circa 1956
The Angels Flight cape and hat and Feathers beanie cap of Marilyn Johnson Haman, OU class of 1956.
Angels Flight Uniform and Memorabilia of Judith Shinkle, 1965-1966
Angels Flight uniform including hat of Judith Anderson Shinkle. Anderson was the director of the Angelairs Choir and also included are copies of sheet music and Angelair sign-up sheet.
U.S. Navy Blue Angels Certificate of Appreciation, circa 1969
A framed certificate of appreciation presented to the UNO Angel Flight by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. The certificate is framed and features photos of Blue Angels jets and signatures of pilots.