National History Day Georgia Theme Topic Explorer
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Courtesy of the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame.
Who was Hazel Raines?
A fearless pilot and stunt flyer, Hazel Raines served as a lieutenant in both World War II and the Korean War. Born in Waynesboro, Raines began flying after graduating from college, when a friend dared her to take lessons at the airport in her hometown. By her thirties, she had learned to pilot nearly every type of aircraft and even survived her only plane crash in England.
Continue reading about Hazel Raines in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
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Primary sources related to this historical topic are available from the Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive, which has more than a million Georgia newspaper pages between 1786 and 1986.