What A Relief- Ruth Nichols To The Rescue

February 2, 1940 Record breaking pilot Ruth Nichols became Executive Director of Relief Wings, a humanitarian air service for disaster relief. When WWII broke out, Relief Wings became part of the Civil Air Patrol and Nichols became a lieutenant colonel in the CAP. After the war she organized a mission in support of UNICEF and became an advisor to the CAP on air ambulance missions.