Margaret Ringenberg

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Birthday
17, 1921
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Jun 28, 2008 (87)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
17, 1921
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Jun 28, 2008 (87)

About

Renowned aviatrix who spent more than 40,000 hours in the air over the course of her decades-long career.

Before Fame

She became interested in aviation at the age of eight, when she watched a barnstormer fly over her family's farm.

Trivia

She began her aviation career as a World War II-era Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP). Later, she raced airplanes in twenty Powder Puff Derbies.

Family Life

She married Morris Ringenberg, a banker, in 1946.

Associated With

Tom Brokaw wrote about her in his book, The Greatest Generation.