Women Airforce Service Pilots

March 7, 2010 0

The Women Airforce Service Pilots, also known as WASP, and the predecessor groups the Women’s Flying Training Detachment (WFTD) and the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) (official from September 10, 1942) were pioneering organizations of civilian female pilots. […]

Jean Gardner Batten

March 29, 2009 0

Jean Gardner Batten, a strikingly beautiful New Zealand woman, became one of the world’s most popular and famous pilots when she established several individual flight distance records in the 1930s. […]

Women’s History Month

March 23, 2009 0

Starting in 1987 the Women’s History Month Project petitioned Congress to recognize the entire month of March as Women’s History Month. […]

Blanche Noyes

December 28, 2008 0

Blanche Noyes (June 23, 1900 – October 1981) was an American pioneering female aviator who was among the first ten women to receive a pilot’s license. […]

Women in the Military in World War II

December 21, 2008 0

In 1941, the New York Herald Tribune published a letter from a woman who was tired of sitting at home worrying about the war. “If I were only a man, there would be a place for me,” she wrote. Many women shared similar feelings of frustration, eager to play an active role in the conflict, but held back because by law and tradition. […]

Jackie Parker – Fighter Pilot

November 16, 2008 0

Soon after Defense Secretary Les Aspin announced in 1993 that women could be placed in US military combat roles, the New York Air National Guard offered Maj. Jackie Parker an F-16 assignment. […]

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