Flyn’ Jenny ran as a daily and Sunday strip, distributed to newspapers by Bell Syndicate. Its heroine, Jenny initially worked as a test pilot for Starcraft Aviation followed by encounters with spies, saboteurs, criminals, and participation in wartime adventures. Keaton named Jenny after his wife Virginia who pointed out that Virginia Dare was the name of the first child born by English parents in America. Wanting to keep the last name of Dare in order to emphasize his character’s courageous spirit, he changed Virginia to Jenny. This explanation is much more plausible than what I originally thought – Jenny was named after the Curtiss’ aircraft by the same name.
In 1942, cartoonist Gladys Parker took over for Keaton who began drawing for another strip, Skyroads. Keaton's assistant Marc Swayze and scripter Glenn Chaffin took over after Keaton died in 1945 at the age of 35. They were unable to keep Jenny ‘airborne’ when it became challenging to create escapdes equal to those of the war years. The strip gradually lost its popularity and was discontinued in 1946.
Flyin' Jenny Sunday and daily strips are reprinted in The Aviation Art of Russell Keaton (Kitchen Sink Press, 1995), which also includes Keaton's correspondence with his collaborators and syndicate editors.