During World War II the small textile town of Cramerton, North Carolina, was a beehive (or WASP hive) of activity. The mills were cranking out khaki for Army and Navy. The 8.2 ounce twill fabric was developed by Major Stuart Cramer, Jr. In 1942 Cramerton Mills received the Army-Navy “E” Award for Excellence. Khaki uniforms became the standard uniform cloth for the fighting men and women. You’ll notice in this new mural celebrating Cramerton’s contribution to the war effort a woman pilot walking away from a North American P-51 Mustang. She’s a WASP, a Women Airforce Service Pilot, same as Billie in my novel. Heck, maybe she is Billie.
Of course I had to insinuate myself into the frame.