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Angel Flight


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:

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Angel Flight Cape and Cap, circa 1951

 Item — Object: Angel Flight [1]
Scope and Contents 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

 Collection — Box: 1-2
Identifier: UNO-0222
Scope and Contents 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, 1952-1954

 Item — Box: Angel Flight [2]
Scope and Contents 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 cap, circa 1956

 File — Box: Angel Flight [3]
Scope and Contents 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

 File — Box: Angel Flight [4]
Scope and Contents 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

 Item — Box: Angel Flight [5]
Scope and Contents 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.