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Excerpt from Maintenance Bulletin No. 19


Folks, those WASPS' that you see 'round about greased the "LADYBIRD" on No. 21 the other evening at 1730 -- and what a find job -- mastering the mighty B-29 in just 8 hours transition with no previous time on four-engine aircraft. Is that good? -- or are we a little backward?

The two luscious femmes go by the names of Dora Dougherty and Dorothea Moorman from the Proving Grounds at good old Sand Strip Eglin. Stop them and ask a few questions on how to handle the equipment. You will be surprised how much knowledge is stored behind all that beauty.

They are carrying some tests on engine heat, and what have you. Quite a big job for two delicate dishes of femininity. Perhaps they should take some of our supermen for a ride and show them how to get off the ground with speed dispatch at a low head temperature.

HARRY SHILLING
Major, Air Corps
Director of Maintenance


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