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Austin, Elaine P.


Biographical Note

Elaine "Ellie" Patricia (Keryluk) Austin was born in Detroit, Michigan about 1938-1940. She served as a flight attendant for Northwest Orient Airlines from 1960-1965. After she left the airline industry, Austin became a schoolteacher.

She married Jack Allen Austin (1943-2017) on December 29, 1965. The couple had two children, Patricia Jyl “PJ” (Baker), and John Charles Austin. As of 2013, she was residing in Washington state.

Biography derived from collection materials, donor information and online sources, including

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Elaine P. Austin Northwest Orient Airlines Flight Attendant Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2013-05-07
Contents of the Collection The Elaine P. Austin Northwest Orient Airlines (NWA) Flight Attendant Collection is relatively small and comprised of primarily textual materials with some photographs. The bulk of the material was collected by Austin during her flight attendant career with Northwest Orient Airlines from 1960-1965.Textual materials include a large amount of stewardess training materials, including instructions for various safety procedures, aircraft layouts, and assorted work sheets from stewardess...

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