Aviation History in Peru

The first SIL airplane is christened at an official ceremony in Lima, Peru. Bette Greene begins flying for SIL in Peru. She makes history as the first woman to fly over the Peruvian Andes.

In 1945, SIL founder Townsend and the Peruvian Minister of Education sign an agreement inviting SIL to begin working with ethnolinguistic communities in Peru

Thursday, 19 September, 1946
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