First Officer Maureen Dunlop, one of the ferry pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary, pictured in September 1944

First Officer Maureen Dunlop, one of the ferry pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary, pictured in September 1944

louis zamperini: former olympian, world war II prisoner of war, and true american hero.

louis zamperini: former olympian, world war II prisoner of war, and true american hero.

Violet Jessop, ocean liner stewardess and survivor of both the sinking of the RMS Titanic, and the HMHS Brittanic.

Violet Jessop, ocean liner stewardess and survivor of both the sinking of the RMS Titanic, and the HMHS Brittanic.

Donna Tobias became the first woman to graduate from the Navy's Deep Sea Diving School in 1975. She had to handle some 200 pounds of gear, including a Mark V dive helmet, weighted boots, and a heavy canvas suit.

Donna Tobias became the first woman to graduate from the Navy's Deep Sea Diving School in 1975. She had to handle some 200 pounds of gear, including a Mark V dive helmet, weighted boots, and a heavy canvas suit.

On the 70th Anniversary of the Execution of Sophie Scholl, 22 February 1943 - Sophie Scholl was a German woman executed by the Nazis for distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets. Prison officials, in later describing the scene, emphasized the courage with which she walked to her execution. Her last words were: "How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to offer themselves up individually for a righteous cause? Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go."

On the 70th Anniversary of the Execution of Sophie Scholl, 22 February 1943 - Sophie Scholl was a German woman executed by the Nazis for distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets. Prison officials, in later describing the scene, emphasized the courage with which she walked to her execution. Her last words were: "How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to offer themselves up individually for a righteous cause? Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go."

The first Black Women's Army Corps to go overseas during World War 2

You Probably Didn't Know How Badass American Women Were During WWII

Ruby Bridges, first African-American to attend a white elementary school in the South (Nov. 14th, 1960)

Ruby Bridges, first African-American to attend a white elementary school in the South (Nov. 14th, 1960)

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