Patricia Kenworthy Nuckols

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Patricia Kenworthy Nuckols (June 21, 1921 – January 17, 2022) was an American field hockey player and a pilot in the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) during World War II.[1] She played for the U.S. national team.[2][3] In 1988, was honored into the USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame.[4] In 2010, she was one of the 200 former WASP pilots to be honored with the Congressional Gold Medal.[5]

Kenworthy Nuckols was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and raised in Vermont.[6] She turned 100 in June 2021. Kenworthy Nuckols died in Manchester, Vermont on January 17, 2022.[7]

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  1. "Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) Burial Locations" (PDF). Texas Women's University. Retrieved January 25, 2021.
  2. "Name Six Teams For Hockey Test". The Philadelphia Inquirer. November 17, 1947 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. "Women Field Hockey Experts Will Play Matches in Europe". The Scranton Times. April 16, 1948 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. Don Bostrom (January 17, 1988). "23 women become first to enter U.S. 'Hall'". The Morning Call. Allentown, Pennsylvania. p. C8 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. "Vermonter, WWII pilot, honored". Rutland Daily Herald. March 11, 2010. pp. A1, A2 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. "No. R-423, Senate concurrent resolution honoring Patricia Kenworthy Nuckols" (PDF). Vermont Legislature. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
  7. "Patricia (Pat) Kenworthy Nuckols". Shea Family Funeral Homes. Retrieved 24 January 2022.