Katherine “Ruth” Kornblum, 93
Dear friend, Spirited Companion,
Treasured member of Fort Hill Players
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FHP's Ruth Kornblum was honored locally for her outstanding achievements as a WASP: Women's Air Force Service Pilot - WWII
Ruth Kornblum is
honored here in Westchester at the glass ceiling to
fly military planes at a time when women had few occupational choices - teaching,
secretarial work, nursing. Ruth was a nurse.
Ruth gathers with representatives from the Neuman Center, and Mamaroneck to accept 3 citations.
The mayor of Mamaroneck, Norman Rosenblum, declared March 15th forever to be Ruth Kornblum Day.
Ruth poses with FHP friends, Joan Crosser, Joy Rohman, Joan Charischak, Nancy Weiss and Emmy Schwartz.
Ruth was a mainstay behind the scenes at FHP: set building, props, publicity, ticket sales. You name it, she did it!
The Congressional Gold Medal, the highest award given to an American Civilian, reads:
THE FIRST WOMEN IN HISTORY TO FLY AMERICAN MILITARY AIRCRAFT
Ruth displays a photo of the second side of the Congressional Medal, and her NY sister pilots.