ZOLA MAE KIDDER enlisted in the Navy Waves and was called to active duty in Feb. 1943. Following boot camp, Zola KIDDER was sent to Norman, Oklahoma where she was trained to be an Aviation Machinist Mate. From there she went to Whiting Air Force Training Base, Pensacola, FL where she served as “plane captain“. Zola KIDDER was sent to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in 1945, then to Guam. In November of 1945, she was discharged with the rank of Aviation Machinist Mate 3rd Class.
Zola Mae Kidder married Henry Morrison KNOBLOCK in 1947, they had five children.
She was the daughter of Eugene Ransom Kidder and Grace Lilly.