|Before you read the history of National Airlines in the
50's, we are starting this decade off with a special tribute to one of
our own - Mary Frances Housley "Frankie"
"A Girl Named Frankie"
Bravest Woman in America Saving lives in a burning airplane
is a job for stalwart men in asbestos suits, not for pretty 24 year-old
girls. But Mary Frances Housley went back into the flaming wreckage 11
times. What made her do that......
Article from Readers Digest May, 1966
By MacKinlay Kantor
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