Remembering One Tough Veteran: Lieutenant Susan Ahn Cuddy

Recorded September 3, 2019 Archived September 3, 2019 02:24 minutes
Id: APP653822


Susan Ahn Cuddy was one seriously tough woman, who wore many hats — and broke many barriers — throughout her life.

She was the first Asian American woman in the Navy and the first woman gunnery officer teaching air combat tactics. During World War II, Lieutenant Cuddy trained Navy pilots in dogfighting maneuvers and firing .50-caliber machine guns.

But her children, Flip and Christine Cuddy, didn’t know about her accomplishments until later in life. In 2018, they came to StoryCorps to remember her.


  • Christine Cuddy
  • Flip Cuddy

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