|Title||Delta Stewardess Sybil Peacock's Flight Logbooks|
|Collection||Delta Air Lines Onboard Items|
|Object Name||Log, Flight|
|Extent of Description||2 vols.|
|Creator||Harmon, Sybil Peacock, 1916-|
These logbooks record some of the earliest Delta flight attendant service. Sybil Peacock was a registered nurse when she joined Delta in 1940. She was a member of Delta's first class of flight attendants, then called "stewardesses," in 1940. She resigned from Delta in 1943, to enter military service during World War II.
These logbooks also document early flight nurse service. Flight nurses provide medical care to patients while on board an aircraft, and were first utilized during World War II.
Sybil Peacock entered military service in January 1944, Army Air Force (AAF) Regional Hospital, 28th AAF Base Unit, Coral Gables, Florida. Graduated class of 44G, AAF School of Aviation Medicine, Randolph Field, Texas. Special duty nurse to General Hap Arnold, January-April, 1945.
Promoted to First Lieutenant in April 1945. Joined 830th MAES (Medical Air Evacuation Squadron), Stockton, California. Discharged from military service, May 1946.
|Scope & Content||
Set of logbooks used by Delta Stewardess Sybil Peacock to record her flight hours with Delta, 1940-1943, and then her flight hours as a U.S. Army Air Forces flight nurse, 1944-1947. Logbook entries include Delta flight numbers, distance (miles flown) and flight duration.
Logbook 1: 3/10/1940-12/14/1942 (Delta), probably includes training flights.
Logbook 2: 12/14/1942-11/28/1943 (Delta), 11/1944-4/1947 (military)
|Credit line||Gift of Sybil Peacock Harmon|
Harmon, Sybil Peacock, 1916-
Delta Air Lines
Delta In-Flight Service (IFS)
World War II
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
United States Air Force