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.
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.
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,
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
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 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.
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
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.<- 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. 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.