Mary E. Von Mach Inspects Pratt & Whitney Engines While Working at the Willow Run Bomber Plant, November 30, 1942

Summary

Mary E. Von Mach was Michigan's first licensed female pilot, earning her certificate in 1929. During World War II, Von Mach oversaw final inspection of the Pratt & Whitney engines installed in B-24 bomber airplanes at Ford's Willow Run plant. She was a charter member of the Ninety-Nines, the international organization that supported the work of women in aviation.

Mary E. Von Mach was Michigan's first licensed female pilot, earning her certificate in 1929. During World War II, Von Mach oversaw final inspection of the Pratt & Whitney engines installed in B-24 bomber airplanes at Ford's Willow Run plant. She was a charter member of the Ninety-Nines, the international organization that supported the work of women in aviation.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

26 August 1942

Subject Date

26 August 1942

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.833.P.76992

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 11 in

Width: 8 in

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