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Merrill, Mildred E. (Filz), 1898-1980



  • Existence: 1898-1980

Biographical Note: Mildred Filz Merrill

Mildred Filz Merrill was an early female pilot in Seattle, Washington. She learned to fly at the Washington Aviation Co. Inc. from local pilot, Elliott Merrill, whom she later married on September 30, 1936. In 1933, she was one of the founding members of the Associated Women Pilots of Boeing Field, and was also active in the local chapter of the “99’s”, the International Organization of Women Pilots. On May 19, 1938 she became an authorized air mail pilot, and flew mail routes between Olympia and Seattle for Pacific Air Transport.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Biographical Information Files - M

Scope and Contents Individuals whose names begin with M: MacCready, Paul [Innovative aeronautical designer and engineer] "A Man for All Reasonings," California Magazine, November 1986"The Sky's the Limit," The Country Gentleman, Spring 1982"Masterful Tinkering of Genius," Insight, June 25, 1990"P.B. MacCready, 81, Inventor, Dies," New York Times, August 31, 2007 MacGilchrist, John...

Associated Women Pilots of Boeing Field Photographs and Clipping

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2011-00-00-15
Content Description The Associated Women Pilots of Boeing Field Photographs and Clipping is a small collection of visual and textual materials documenting the the Associated Women Pilots of Boeing Field (AWPBF), circa late 1930s-1940s.The collection includes thirteen black-and-white photographic prints of six discrete images. One image is an informal portrait of a woman pilot in her coveralls, helmet and goggles. The name on her coveralls reads "Penney." One image depicts a department store display...

Floyd R. Daniel Boeing Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2010-01-20
Contents of the Collection The Floyd R. Daniel Boeing Collection is comprised of materials relating to Daniel’s 26-year career as photographer and videographer at the Boeing Company. The collection primarily consists of photographic materials and assorted documents relating to Daniel’s career, as well as seven films, all ranging from the late 1920s to early 1960s.The photographs, which are comprised of 95 black-and-white prints, nine color prints, 22 negatives, and three transparencies, consist of official...

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