Nancy Harkness Love
#79088 Overall Influence

Nancy Harkness Love

American aviator

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Nancy Harkness Love , born Hannah Lincoln Harkness, was an American pilot and commander during World War II. She earned her pilot’s license at age 16. She worked as a test pilot and air racer in the 1930s. During World War II she convinced William H. Tunner to look to set up a group of female pilots to ferry aircraft from factories to air bases. This proposal was eventually approved as the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron. Love commanded this unit and later all ferrying operations in the newly formed Women Airforce Service Pilots. She was awarded the Air Medal for her work during the war and was appointed lieutenant colonel in the US Air Force Reserve in 1948.

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Vassar College
Vassar College

Private, coeducational liberal arts college in Poughkeepsie, New York, in the United States

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#4484 World Rank #1501 USA Rank
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