Rosemary Bryant Mariner

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Rosemary Bryant Mariner
Rosemary Bryant Mariner with an A-7E Corsair II
Born(1953-04-02)April 2, 1953
Harlingen, Texas, U.S.
DiedJanuary 24, 2019(2019-01-24) (aged 65)
Anderson County, Tennessee, U.S.[1]
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service1973–1997
RankUS Navy O6 insignia.svg Captain
Commands heldVAQ-34

Captain Rosemary Bryant Mariner (née Merims, formerly Conatser; April 2, 1953 – January 24, 2019) was an American aviator. She was one of the first six women to earn their wings as a United States Naval Aviator in 1974.[2] She was the first female military aviator to be in command of an operational air squadron.[3]

Mariner died on January 24, 2019 in Anderson County, Tennessee, aged 65 from ovarian cancer.[4][5][6]

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  1. "Obituaries". Knox TN Today. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  2. Ebbert, Jean and Marie-Beth Hall (1999). Crossed Currents: Navy Women from WWI to Tailhook [Revised]. Washington, D.C.: Brassey's. ISBN 978-1-57488-193-6.
  3. *"Woman to Head Navy Jet Squadron". Washington Times. June 8, 1990.
  4. "Obituaries". Knox TN Today. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  5. "Navy's first female jet pilot dies at 65 after losing battle with ovarian cancer". Connecting Vets. 28 January 2019. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  6. "Captain Rosemary Bryant Mariner obituary". Holley-Gamble Funeral Home. Retrieved January 26, 2019.

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