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RAF Sergeant-Pilot Smith after returning to USS Wasp upon accidentally losing his drop tank on launch, 9 May 1942; photo 2 side 1

RAF Sergeant-Pilot Smith after returning to USS Wasp upon accidentally losing his drop tank on launch, 9 May photo 2 side 1

WASPs wwii | WASP WWII

First of two posts that take a step back in time to the featuring real heroines WASPS (Womens Airforce Service Pilots)

1944 WASPs

WASP Pilots at Avenger Field, Sweetwater,Texas. Their archives are houses at TWU in Denton TX.

The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) was a paramilitary aviation organization during WWII. They flew over 60 million miles in every type of military aircraft. The WASP was given the Congressional Gold Medal in 2009. Over 25,000 women applied; 1,074 were accepted. The majority were white; they had two Mexican American women, two Chinese American women, and one Native American woman. The only African American applicant was asked to withdraw her application.

Female Pilots From The ’40s Finally Get Recognition

During World War II, when the United States faced a pilot shortage, more than women filled the gap. Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) served as

Bernice "Bee" Haydu is interviewed June 5, 2014, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. Haydu is a veteran pilot of World War II. She earned her wings with the Women Airforce Service Pilots, the first women to fly American military aircraft. She also helped lead the fight in Congress to recognize WASP members as veterans. (U.S. Air Force photo/Donna L. Burnett)

Bernice "Bee" Haydu is interviewed June at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. Haydu is a veteran pilot of World War II. She earned her wings with the Women Airforce Service Pilots, the first women to fly American military aircraft. She also helped.

PHOTO: Terry Harmon, seen here, says her mother, a former WWII pilot, is being denied burial at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia.

Family Fights to Allow Female WWII Pilots to Be Laid to Rest in Arlington Cemetery

The family of late female World War II pilot veteran is fighting to fulfill her dying wish to be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

Women AirForce Service pilots (WASP) WWII : une femme pilote de l'US Air Force  http://omaha-2007.skyrock.com/3128910170-les-femmes-pilotes-dans-l-us-airforce-ww2.html

les femmes pilotes dans l' us airforce ww2

Harlingen Army Air Field, Texas—Elizabeth L. Gardner of Rockford, Illinois, WASP (Women’s Airforce Service Pilot) pilot, takes a look around before sending her plane streaking down the runway at the air base

WASP WWII  IN 6  MINUTES

WOMEN Airforce Service Pilots of WWII take to the skies for their country! WASP--first women in history to fly America's military aircraft.

Lillian Yonally (above) was a WASP – a Women Airforce Service Pilot. During WWII, the 1,100 WASPs flew military aircraft on training flights in the USA to train volunteer male pilots for combat missions.

A Contraband Camera: Photos Of World War II WASP

Lillian Yonally was a WASP – a Women Airforce Service Pilot. During WWII, the WASPs flew military aircraft on training flights in the USA to train volunteer male pilots for combat missions.

Women in WWII ~ WASP (Women's Air Service Pilots) girls who inspired the book Dawn of a Thousand Nights.~ BFD

Women in WWII ~ WASP (Women's Air Service Pilots) girls who inspired the book Dawn of a Thousand Nights.

Sweetwater, TX: WASP Museum - The National WASP WWII Museum seeks to educate and inspire all generations with the story of the WASP: Women Airforce Service Pilots – the first women to fly American military aircraft – women who forever changed the role of women in aviation!

Sweetwater, TX: WASP Museum - The National WASP WWII Museum seeks to educate and inspire all generations with the story of the WASP: Women Airforce Service Pilots – the first women to fly American military aircraft – women who forever changed the role of women in aviation!

WASP with a plane named "Miss Fifinella"

Female WWII Pilots: The Original Fly Girls

Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) gather at the nose of a plane named "Miss Fifinella," the mascot designed for the women by Walt Disney Studios, circa 1944

women military ww2 | General Henry "Hap" Arnold, Commanding General of the Army Air Forces ...

WASP pilots: (left to right) Eloise Huffines Bailey, Millie Davidson Dalrymple, Elizabeth McKethan Magid, Clara Jo Marsh Stember. In the background, a (Courtesy: USAF).

WASP on the WEB--HOME - Just found out my Great Aunt Marge was one! Flew from Phoenix to Brazil!! Way to go Aunt Marge!!

A tribute to the WASP of WWII, Women Airforce Service Pilots, first women in history to fly America's military aircraft.

bill-kelso-mfg: “ Shirley Slade, WWII WASP pilot of B-26 and B-39. In 1942, the United States was faced with a severe shortage of pilots, so an experimental program to replace males with female pilots was created. The group of female pilots was...

bill-kelso-mfg: “ Shirley Slade, WWII WASP pilot of and In the United States was faced with a severe shortage of pilots, so an experimental program to replace males with female pilots was created. The group of female pilots was.

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