Lee Bechtol, Elizabeth Heegaard, Mary Atkinson
FRONT ROW--Alice Tenney, Ann Beckwith, Carol Hoidale, Helen Tuttle, Marion Wood, Beatrice Wells, Mildred O'Brien
GIANT TRANS-ATLANTIC AIR SHIP DOWNED
(Minneapolis Morning Tribune, June 21, 1932)
The giant airship Coolidge was downed last night in a hurricane on the Atlantic. A terrific wind arose, which broke one of the huge wings. The ship dropped abruptly, and though the captain fired distress signals, nothing could possibly have saved the passengers but the timely arrival of the Admiral Sims, a destroyer, captained by Helen Tuttle, and the ship, The Roosevelt, captained by Caroline Doerr. The two crews worked feverishly, and in less than an hour everyone was off the sinking ship. Miss Tuttle and Miss Doerr were the heroines of the hour, keeping their heads and directing their crews with a coolness equal to any man's.