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Pilots of WASP

She Made A Difference

WASPs
Usually posts are about one particular special woman, but today’s post is about a group of women who deserve a little remembrance and admiration. During World War II, women were not allowed to be fighter pilots, but they played a very important role in keeping the military’s planes flying just the same. Because of a shortage of pilots, the army recruited women to test new planes, transport planes across the country, and pull targets for fighter pilots to shoot at. The 1,100 women of the Women Airforce Service Pilots proved their flying skills in every kind of plane and every kind of weather. Despite well-known characters like Amelia Earhart, there were many doubts about a woman’s ability to successfully fly a plane, and the women who desired to fly for the WASPs had to come with pilot license already in hand, but they came willingly and determinedly. The job was…

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