Mr. and Mrs. Tom Smith could not have guessed in a million years that the baby girl born to them on August 17, 1911 would become the ambitious and record-breaking girl-pilot she turned out to be.
Early in her career, Phoebe impressed the crowds with her daredevil stunts. Later, she impressed the country with her dedication to the aviation industry.
Not so long ago, some believed that women should stay in their kitchens. But little did they know what these kitchens would become!