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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: World War, 1939-1945
  • Branch of Service: WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots)
  • Location of Service: Texas; Arizona

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"I thought that was the most wonderful thing in the world, to be able to fly and be paid for it and to do something for the country." (Video Interview, 3:53)

As a young woman growing up in Los Angeles, Scottie Bradley took an interest in flying. One of her first lessons was interrupted by the attack on Pearl Harbor, which grounded all civilian aircraft that day. She began traveling inland to Blythe, a desert community, where she learned to fly as part of an ambulance squadron. Her in-air experience would have qualified her for the WASP, but she had to wait to turn 21 before she could be admitted. She became Squadron Commander of her flight, and it was her duty to lead everybody in marching everywhere they went on the base. She had a close call while flying from Arizona to San Francisco in a flying formation and weather started closing in. A plane in front of her caused her to spin and she had to rely on instruments and her training to pull out.

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About this Item

Title

  • V. Scott Gough Collection

Names

  • Healy, Thomas
  • Gough, V. Scott Bradley
  • National Court Reporters Association (NCRA)
  • Delaware Project- Voices of World War II
  • Jenny Soenksen

State of Birth

  • CA

Home State

  • DE

Headings

  • -  Gough, V. Scott
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots).

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Female

Status

  • Veteran

Service History

  • World War, 1939-1945

    • Branch of Service: WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots)
    • Location of Service: Texas; Arizona
    • Dates of Service: 1944-1944
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: Veteran

Materials

  • Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 03/02/2005)
  • Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Transcription of video recording (collected 03/02/2005)
  • Computer File: CD [1 item] -- Electronic file of manuscript (collected 03/02/2005)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/48922

Cite as

  • V. Scott Gough Collection (AFC/2001/001/48922), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • image
  • online text
  • video

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Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

Veterans and interviewers contribute these materials to the Library for scholarly and educational purposes, retaining any copyright they may hold. Therefore, permission must be obtained before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these materials should contact the Veterans History Project for assistance.

As a publicly supported institution, the Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item from the Library’s collections and for securing any necessary permissions rests with persons desiring to use the item.

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Obtaining Copies of VHP Materials

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Please contact VHP for assistance if you need to contact a veteran for permission to use their materials in exhibition or publication, or if you have received permission from the veteran and need access to high-resolution copies of VHP collection materials.

Citing VHP Materials

Please use the following formats when citing Veterans History Project materials (substituting the appropriate name and collection ID number).

Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Healy, Thomas, V. Scott Bradley Gough, National Court Reporters Association, Delaware Project- Voices Of World War Ii, and Jenny Soenksen. V. Scott Gough Collection. 1944. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.48922/.

APA citation style:

Healy, T., Gough, V. S. B., National Court Reporters Association, Delaware Project- Voices Of World War Ii & Jenny Soenksen. (1944) V. Scott Gough Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.48922/.

MLA citation style:

Healy, Thomas, et al. V. Scott Gough Collection. 1944. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.48922/>.