- Associated Press - Saturday, October 4, 2014

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is ready to honor six aviation pioneers.

The museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton will enshrine an astronaut, the first female captain of a U.S. airline and four other notables in the National Aviation Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. James A. McDivitt is a former Gemini and Apollo astronaut who also was a fighter pilot in the Korean war and later a test pilot. Emily Howell Warner was the first female U.S. airline captain.

Also being enshrined is the late Bertrand “Bert” B. Acosta, one of the nation’s first test pilots and the first aviator to serve in both the Army Air Service and the Navy.


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