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Sybil Peacock Harmon (2019), one of Delta’s first flight attendants

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Flew on Delta DC-3's before leaving during World War II to assist the war effort

Sybil Peacock Harmon was one of Delta Airline’s first flight attendants, flying from 1940 until 1943 aboard the DC-3 before she left during World War II in 1943 to assist the war effort. She was a nursing school graduate before joining Delta, which was a requirement for flight attendants at that time. She married Army captain Wallace Harmon and their daughter Peggy was a Delta flight attendant for 35 years. Delta hosted her 102nd birthday party at her retirement home.

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Details of death: Died at the age of 103.


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Delta Airlines issued a statement: “We’re saddened to learn of Sybil Peacock Harmon’s passing. Sybil was a beloved member of the Delta family who left her mark as a member of our first class of flight attendants. We will cherish her memory and wish her loved ones well in this difficult time.”

Full obituary: Atlanta Journal Constitution

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