Gladys Day, 1931
Gladys Day, 1931
Gladys Day, 1931 Sitting for the New York Times Studio Camera
Gladys was married to a pioneering airplane designer and engineer, but she certainly was not relegated to "wife" status. Gladys co-piloted an around-the-world flight with her husband Charles Healy Day from May to December of 1931. They did not cross the oceans by plane - rather they went by ocean liner, but they flew across all of Europe and Asia and subsequently across the US that year. What is brave, amazing and perhaps a bit insane looking back, is that they flew a plane that Charles not only designed, but also build himself. Like so many of these women, I can't imagine what amazing character and spunk they possessed.
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