State Rep. Kifowit Honors World War II Pilot in Oswego
Jun 22, 2015 05:17PM ● Published by Steven Jack
tate Rep Stephanie Kifowit, center, joins Phyllis Harvey, left, and her daughter Carol Gardner, right, on June 15 in Oswego. Kifowit recognized Phyllis’ service as a pilot in the Civilian Air Patrol during World War II.
The CAP helped patrol America’s coastline, performed anti-submarine operations and provided courier service throughout the United States. Women were an invaluable part of this mission, serving as mechanics, radio operators, office staff, and pilots.
In 2014, Congress awarded the Civilian Air Patrol with a Congressional Gold Medal for their contribution to the war effort. The medal is the nation’s highest honor bestowed on civilians.
INFORMATION AND PHOTO COURTESY OF STATE REP. STEPHANIE KIFOWIT