May 9, 1983

1983: The first all-female USAF transatlantic flight occurred on May 9, 1983, when an 18th Military Airlift Squadron crew flew a C-141B Starlifter from McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey, to Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany. The aircrew included: Capt Guiliana Sangiorgio, Aircraft Commander; Capt Barbara Akin, first pilot; 1 Lt Terri Ollinger, copilot; TSgt Donna Wertz;  Instructor Flight Engineer; SSgt Denise Meunier, Flight Engineer; Sgt Mary Eiche, Loadmaster; and A1C Bernadette Botti, Loadmaster.