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Evelyn Bryan Johnson dies at 102; pioneering female pilot
Evelyn Bryan Johnson dies at 102; pioneering female pilot

With her husband serving in the Army Air Forces during World War II, Evelyn Bryan Johnson was looking for something to occupy her time when she wasn't running their dry-cleaning business in Jefferson City, Tenn. She found it in a small advertisement while reading the newspaper before church one Sunday morning in 1944. The ad said, "Learn to fly." "Well, I believe I will,'" she recalled thinking, according to a 2005 Associated Press interview. "So the next Sunday afternoon I got on a train in Jefferson City and went to Knoxville. I got on a city bus and went to the end of the line. Then I got a ride in a rowboat across the river and took my first flying...

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