Omlie, Phoebe Fairgrave collection, Special Collections Department, University Libraries, University of Memphis
Vernon C. Omlie, pilot, sitting in the cockpit of an aircraft, undated.
In 1922, Phoebe Fairgraves, aviatrix, married her instructor, Vernon Cleophas Omlie (1895-1936), a talented pilot who has been an instructor during the war, while both were working for the Curtiss Field in Minneapolis. In 1925, the couple moved to Memphis, Tennessee, leasing the Millington airfield to establish a flying school and a chartered commercial air service. Vernon would later become the manager of Memphis Municipal Airport. During the Mississippi flood in 1927, Vernon and Phoebe flew rescue missions.
"Vernon Omlie in the cockpit of an aircraft, undated" (2023). Images. 10.
Omlie, Phoebe Fairgrave, 1902-1975; Photographs.