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Near McKeesport in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Helen Richey

(1909-1947)

 
 
Helen Richey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 11, 2011
1. Helen Richey Marker
Inscription. In 1934 this McKeesport native became the 1st woman to pilot a commercial airliner. Discriminated against because she was a woman, she resigned within a year and went on to become the 1st woman licensed instructor by the Civil Aeronautics Authority; and in World War II, the commandant of the American wing, British Air Transport Auxiliary; member of the Women's Airforce Service Pilots; and Major by the war's end.
 
Erected 2002 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 20.438′ N, 79° 49.636′ W. Marker is near McKeesport, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on Eden Park Boulevard 0 miles north of Tulip Drive, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located next McKeesport Fire Station #2. Marker is in this post office area: McKeesport PA 15132, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. David McKee (approx. 0.3 miles away); Queen Aliquippa (approx. 1.4 miles away); National Tube Works (approx. 1.9 miles away); Kennedy-Nixon Taft-Hartley Debate (approx. 2.2 miles away); Duquesne Steel Works (approx.
Helen Richey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 11, 2011
2. Helen Richey Marker
2.5 miles away); Arthur J. Rooney (approx. 3.4 miles away); Braddock’s Crossing (approx. 3.6 miles away); Kennywood Park (approx. 3.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in McKeesport.
 
Also see . . .
1. Helen Richey. McKeesport Heritage Center website (Submitted on September 11, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Historic McKeesport aviator to be profiled in documentary. September 7, 2006 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article (Submitted on September 11, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Helen Richey at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 20, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Helen Richey image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
3. Helen Richey
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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