Image courtesy of the Bain Newspaper Service Collection at the Library Of Congress at Washington D.C.Bernetta Adams Miller (1884-1972), pioneering aviatrix, flying the Moisant-Blériot monoplane from the Moisant Aviation School in Mineola, Long Island sometime around 1912. Test pilot for the Moisant Aviation School, she served on the front in World War I as a volunteer for the Women's Overseas Service League Infantry Division and then the YMCA were she delivered food to the troops, frequently under fire.
She was wounded at least once, but remained at the front through the Argonne offensive and to the end of the war. In 1919 she was awarded the Croix De Guerre by the French government.
From 1941 to 1948 she worked at the The Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Her duties, as first secretary to the director of the Institute, meant she was responsible for keeping visitors from disturbing Albert Einstein.