Hazel Lee [1912-1944] Hazel Ying Lee was the first Chinese American woman to fly for the United States military. Described by her fellow pilots as “calm and fearless,” Lee had two forced landings. One landing took place in a Kansas wheat field. A farmer, pitchfork in hand, chased her around the plane while shouting to his neighbors that the Japanese had invaded Kansas. She told the farmer who she was and demanded that he put the pitchfork down. He complied.
1943 Life Magazine - Women Air Force Pilots- I was able to personally meet some of the WASPs in September. It was an honor and they were so modest.