Ann G. Baumgartner

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty AR LLC PB00068179

Ann G. Baumgartner was born in Augusta, Georgia back in 1918. Her father was stationed in France so her mother moved the family to New Jersey to be closer to her grandparents. Her true inspiration to know what she wanted to do for the rest of her life came from a visit from someone while she was in grade school.

She graduated from Walnut Hill High School in Natick, Massachusetts then Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts graduating in 1940 as a pre-med major. She joined the Women Airforce Service Pilots Program in 1943 stationed in Houston, Texas. In 1944, she was sent to Wright Field near Dayton, Ohio. She was assigned to transport staff officer to other Army bases and deliver planes as required to bases.

She flew among many the Douglas A-24, Curtiss A-25, Lockheed B-34, Cessna UC-78 and the Stinson L-5 to name a few. She died at a nursing home in 2008, she was 89.

What you may not know about Ann G. Baumgartner Carl is that she was the first American woman to fly a United States Army Air Forces jet aircraft, when she flew the Bell YP-59A jet fighter at Wright Field. BTW, that visitor when she was in grade school was none other than Amelia Earhart.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray I didn't know the early years of Amelia Earhart were in the town of Natick MA....not far from Franklin....

Feb 13, 2019 03:49 AM #1
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Amazing the people one meets that influences them for the future.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Feb 13, 2019 04:17 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Love these types of posts. Follow your dreams and they may come true! Enjoy your day!

Feb 13, 2019 04:34 AM #3
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

What an amazing coincidence, James, and what an amazing woman!

Feb 13, 2019 04:35 AM #4
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

This lady had courage beyond any glass ceiling...far above it in the wild blue yonder !

Feb 13, 2019 04:43 AM #5
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Her feat was a sure inspiration for women to get behind those planes.

Feb 13, 2019 04:53 AM #6
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, James - Ahh, the influence of one person. A great story. Thank you for sharing it.

Feb 13, 2019 05:33 AM #7
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Sounds like she led a very fun life, filled with plenty of adventure!  I hope that your day will be enjoyed my friend!

Feb 13, 2019 06:23 AM #8
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

That would be quite the inspiration and she accomplished what not all men could do.

Feb 13, 2019 06:48 AM #9
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. What a wonderful story and incredible woman. Early on influences matter.

Feb 13, 2019 08:14 AM #10
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

WOW! - It is amazing the influence someone can have on you.  Two great women who accomplished much in their lives with a serendipitous encounter.  

Feb 13, 2019 08:39 AM #11
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James- I am sure that Amelia Earhart left her with a lasting impression.

Feb 13, 2019 09:50 AM #12
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


This woman really paved the way for so many.  On a flight to SF last November, I sat next to a woman who was a helicopter tester, and she had learned the craft in the Air Force, and loved doing that.  A

Feb 13, 2019 11:20 AM #13
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Another woman aviator pioneer. I wouldn't want to be caught in a dog fight with her!

Feb 13, 2019 02:35 PM #14
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James and how very interesting. You never know how meeting someone may inspire them to follow a certain path. 

Feb 13, 2019 07:50 PM #15
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I am amazed to see how long it took for women to fly combat missions James Dray 

Feb 13, 2019 07:53 PM #16
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James, Thank you for sharing another amazing story from history.  Interesting how meeting some people can change your life so quickly.

Feb 13, 2019 08:53 PM #17
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Love it James, I was reading an article today that people are getting dumber by the decades since 1980... clearly they do not have great influencers like Amelia Erhart, Endre

Feb 13, 2019 11:14 PM #18
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