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Jean Moreo Papers (SC-37)

Identifier: SC-37

Scope and Contents

The collection contains copies of photographs of Jean Terrell Moreo, a member of the Women’s Air Force Service Pilots (WASPS) and member of the Civilian Air Patrol. It also contains a 1977 newspaper clipping about WASP veteran pilots working to obtain the right to military benefits equal to those of their male counterparts.


  • Creation: 1944
  • Creation: 1977


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Marguerite Jean Terrell Moreo McCreery was born in Troy in 1924. As a child, she discovered a passion for aviation. As a student at Ohio University in the early 1940s, she began training to obtain a private pilot’s license, which she earned in November 1943. In 1944, she joined the Women’s Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs), serving as a pilot for test flights. Her class was the final one before the WASPs were disbanded in December of 1944.

She married Earl Moreo upon leaving the WASPs, and the couple had ten children. After staying at home with her children for a time, Jean Moreo began working as a draftsman at various engineering firms. Earl died in 1983, and Moreo later remarried to John McCreery in 1990.


0.05 linear feet

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Collection contains copies of photographs and a newspaper article concerning Moreo, a WASP and a member of the Civil Air Patrol during World War II.


The collection is arranged in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to Special Collections and Archives, Wright State University Libraries, by Jean T. Moreo in May of 1978.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Wright State University Libraries
Special Collections and Archives
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton OH 45435-0001 USA