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Jane Skiles O’Dea

Capt. Jane Skiles O’Dea was one of the first six women to earn their wings as pilots in 1974. She was one of the first women qualified to pilot the C-130 and one of the first women qualified as a flight instructor. Additionally, she was the first woman naval aviator to achieve command, when she became the commanding officer of Navy Recruiting District Indianapolis.

Last Updated: 30 March 2023



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