01 Jun 41: Famous American aviator and test pilot, Mildred "Micky" Tuttle marries David Axton and takes her husband's last name. Mickey was one of the first three WASP (Women AirForce Service Pilots) to be trained as a test pilot and was the first woman to fly a B-29. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0601&s=410601 #WWII
Gwen "Clink" Linder of Port Charlotte, Fla. sitting on the wheel of her Stearman PT-19 open cockpit trainer at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas in 1944. This was the first plane she flew as a member of the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP's).
Libbie Henrietta Hyman (1888–1969) published the classic five-volume reference work, The Invertebrates. She received gold medals from the Linnean Society of London and the American Museum of Natural History. | 34 American Lady Scientists Who Changed The World
At the time of her death in 1980, Jacqueline Cochran held more speed, altitude, and distance records than any other male or female pilot in aviation history... (Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Women in Aviaition and Space History)