CPL Mary Lou Palmore Paden

2017-8-1 Paden

Mary Lou enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) in 1943. Mary Lou went to basic training in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. She was in Squadron D, of the 3030th Army Air Force, serving in Mather Field, California and Roswell Air Base, New Mexico.

In the top right picture, Private Mary Lou (left) and “Private Eleanor Leuallen (center), are assisting Corp. Jim Corrigan (right) in repairing a plane on MeClellan field’s parking mat.”

“Veteran flew on the “Enola Gay” and had dinner with Colonel Tibbits and crew after they dropped the A-Bomb. [Mary Lou] also hitchhiked a ride with the “Blue Angels” to get back to her base after being home on leave.”

We honor you, Mary Lou Paden.

(#Repost @vetshistoryproject)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s