Jean Dougherty Strother (b. 1921) (center). Also pictured: E.J. Ducayet (right) and R.C. Buyers (left)

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-1409]

Creator: Bell Helicopter Company

Form/Genre: Black-and-White Prints

Date: 1961

Citation: Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives

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Summary

Dora Jean Dougherty Strother (b. 1921) (center) was a human factors engineer and test pilot for Bell Helicopter Co. in 1961 when this photograph was taken, and had just broken a helicopter altitude record (at 19,406 feet) in a Bell 47G-3. She was being congratulated by Bell chief test pilot R.C. Buyers (at left) and company president E.J. Ducayet (at right). Strother earned the first Ph.D. in aviation science from New York University and received many awards during her career for achievements in flight and engineering.

Creator

Bell Helicopter Company

Subject

  • Strother, Dora Jean Dougherty 1921-
  • Ducayet, E. J
  • Buyers, R. C
  • Bell Helicopter Company
  • New York University

Cite as

Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

1961

Restrictions & Rights

All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)

Topic

  • Helicopter pilots
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Women scientists
  • Air pilots
  • Women engineers
  • Test pilots

Form/Genre

Black-and-White Prints

Local number

SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-1409]