Julie Jenner Stege left the stage to become a US Army Air Corps pilot during WWII. Link to a brief bio of her here. Scroll down to column titled Ex-chorus girl, WWII pilot to tell her story!
This is my grandmother. Were these pictures printed on cigarette cartons or something?
Ironically, the delightful Julie Jenner Stege died last week of lung cancer. A full set of 54 trading cards from Carreras brand Black Cat cigarettes are for sale for $220 on eBay at http://cgi.ebay.com/1939-CARRERAS-Cigarette-cards-FILM-BEAUTIES-~-black-cat_W0QQitemZ390061696550QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20090625?IMSfp=TL090625186001r14
Beloved Julie lived to be 97.5 years old. She died June 22, 2009 (a week ago). Here is a picture from a few years before her death. It's an article about her time as a Women's Air Service Pilot during WWII.http://www.defendamerica.mil/profiles/mar2003/pr033103a.html
Leonard Memorial Funeral Home in Glen Ellyn, Illinois was the site of Julie's funeral on Friday, June 26, 2009. Her 3 adopted children and her 3 grandchildren survive her.http://www.leonardmemorialhome.com/
Obituary at the Chicago Tribunehttp://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chicagotribune/obituary.aspx?n=juliette-j-stege&pid=128851173
Julie was a beautiful person inside and out--witty, talented, hugely talented tap dancer, and a brave WWII test pilot. Later, a really great Realtor in Chicago area. I knew her in her golden years. She was just WONDERFUL. I was many years younger, but we had fun! I will never, ever forget this inspirational woman. Jean Bartholomew
I actuall have 11 of these cards,wendy barrie,evelyn kelly,june clyde,jean parker,grace bradley,florence desmond,lilian harvey,pearl argyle,doris weston,lilian porter, all in mint condition, treshunter49@yahoo
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