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Amelia Earhart: Pioneer of the Sky Amelia Mary Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author.Earhart was the first aviatrix (female pilot) to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record.

Ww2 • Lydia Litvyak, one of two Russian pilots who were the World’s Only Female Fighting Aces During Ww2

Natalya Fyodorovna Meklin – World War II Combat Pilot

"Katya Budanova (Катя Буданова), was a fighter pilot in the Soviet Air Force during World War II. With 11 air victories, she was one of the world's two female fighter aces along with Lydia Litvyak." She chose fighter ace over fashion model, apparently.

In 1928, Aviatrix Elinor Smith, then 16, earned national recognition as the youngest pilot to receive a license from the FAA. Orville Wright signed her license. Smith is the first -- and only -- pilot to fly under all four bridges over the East River in NYC.

In Elinor Smith was voted, "best female pilot" by her peers, a group that included Amelia Earhart. Smith's aviation records for endurance, altitude and speed in the and led to worldwide fame.

On 24 Sept. 1944, 1st Lt. Mary Louise Hawkins was evacuating 24 patients from the fighting at Palau to Guadalcanal when the C-47 made a forced landing. During the landing, a propeller tore through the fuselage and severed the trachea of one patient. She made a suction tube from various items including the inflation tube from a Mae West. With this, she kept the man’s throat clear of blood for 19 hours. All of her patients survived. For her actions, she received the Distinguished Flying Cross.

On Sept. Mary Louise Hawkins was evacuating 24 patients from the fighting at Palau to Guadalcanal when the ran low on fuel. The pilot made a forced landing in a small clearing on Bellona Island. During the landing, a propeller tore,

Catherine Leroy set the record for operations undertaken with the US Marines, was the first woman to parachute into combat, was seriously wounded in action, captured by the North Vietnamese, and for three years made some of the most iconic images of the war.

Photographer Catherine Leroy - During the Vietnam War, she shot some of the most brutal photographs to come out of the country. Wounded by shrapnel, taken prisoner She left with post-traumatic stress died in 2006

Ernest Hemingway at age 19, photo taken in Milan, Italy, 1918. After high school Hemingway enlisted in WWI. He left for the Italian front in 1918. He served in a volunteer ambulance unit. He was wounded and decorated by the Italian government with the Italian Silver Medal of Bravery. During WWII, he was at the Normandy landing, the liberation of Paris and several other key moments as a war correspondent.

The Hemingway You Didn't Know

Young Ernest Hemingway in his uniform during World War I in Milan, Italy - 1918 (age

Fe del Mundo, Harvard Medical School's first female student , was admitted because she was brilliant...and because they didn't realize she was a woman. Del Mundo founded the first pediatric hospital in the Philippines. She attended nine years before enrollment was opened to women.

Extraordinary Women Of History You Need To Know Now

Fe del Mundo - Filipino pediatrician and Harvard Medical School's first female student. She was admitted because she was brilliant.and because they didn't realize she was a woman. Del Mundo founded the first pediatric hospital in the Philippines.

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.

In Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.

Style I* -  Amelia Mary Earhart    (July 24, 1897 – disappeared 1937) was a noted American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first woman to receive the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross, awarded for becoming the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilot.  -Wikipedia

Iconic Images Of Women Throughout History - Amelia Earhart, 1928 Amelia Earhart – disappeared July was an American aviator and the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic. She disappeared during an attempt to circumnavigate the globe in

WWII Female Pilots

Four pilots leaving their plane, "Pistol Packin' Mama" at the four-engine school at Lockbourne AAF, Ohio, during WASP ferry training Flying Fortress. "Pistol Packin Mama" was a AF assigned to the BG flying out of Italy during

Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate. Arriving at a rural workhouse, the women were roughly handled. The women responded with a hunger strike. Finally they were freed by presidential order.

Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate.<- Dorothy Day has always been a hero of mine.

Matilde Moisant was the second woman in the United States to receive a pilot's license. (Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Women in Aviaition and Space History)

Matilde Moisant, was the second woman in the United States to receive a pilot's license. She flew in aviation meets throughout the US and Mexico until the early spring of Pictured here, wearing a (pre-WWII) swastika brooch as a good luck charm.

Nancy Wake - Known as "The White Mouse" to Nazi agents, Wake was one of the most notorious members of the French Resistance, working on numerous sabotage operations and organizing more than 700 Resistance members into a guerilla fighting force. She was the Gestapo's most wanted spy, with a five-million-franc bounty on her head, and she once killed an SS sentry with her bare hands to prevent him from raising an alarm. A true hero.

Nancy Wake - Known as "The White Mouse" to Nazi agents, Wake was working on…

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