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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

LELIA L. HAMILTON PAPERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Leila L. Hamilton (b. 1926) served as an aircraft controller in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-1955.


COLLECTION SUMMARY

April 2010 oral history interview.


BIOGRAPHY

Leila L. Hamilton was born in 1926 in Brooks County, Georgia. She received an officer's commission and served as an aircraft controller in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-1955. She was stationed at the McCord Air Force base in Tacoma, Washington; the Spangdahlm Air Force Base in Spangdahlm, Germany; the US Air Force Headquarters in Romstine, Germany; the Wheelis Air Force Base in Tripoli, Libya and the Syracuse New York Air Force Station. She retired as a first Lieutenant.


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Item
Lelia L. Hamilton's induction photo, 1952
Item # WV0483.6.002
From the Lelia L. Hamilton Papers
Lelia L. Hamilton Portrait, 1952
Item # WV0483.6.005
From the Lelia L. Hamilton Papers
Lelia L. Hamilton in white uniform in cafeteria, circa 1952
Item # WV0483.6.004
From the Lelia L. Hamilton Papers
Oral history interview with Lelia Hamilton, 2010
Item # wv0483.5.001
From the Lelia L. Hamilton Papers
Founders of the Cutchogue First Baptist Church
Item # WV0483.6.001
From the Lelia L. Hamilton Papers
Josephine Watkins holding a baby, circa 1950
Item # WV0483.6.003
From the Lelia L. Hamilton Papers