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A Sweetwater museum commemorates the female pilots of World War II, including Nell Bright, far right with Virginia Woodruff. Bright often skipped meals to pay for flying lessons. Click through to read more about the museum and the brave pilots it commemorates.

Josephine Baker in her World War II Uniform, c. 1945 During World War II, Josephine served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. The French Resistance was a group of individuals who helped to win the war against the German Nazis enemy with undercover work. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded honor of the Croix de Guerre, and…

"Centerville, California. This youngster is awaiting an evacuation bus. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration." Dorothea Lange, 9 May 1942

Women in the War Industry Amanda Smith, an African-American woman employed in the Long Beach Plant of the Douglas Aircraft Company. Between 1940 and 1944, approximately one million civilian African Americans entered the labor force; 600,000 of them were female. The proportion of black women in industrial occupations almost tripled during the war, rising from 6.5 to 18 percent. Los Angeles-area aircraft plants were among the first to offer them employment.

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Mo’ne Davis Is a National Treasure

On Friday night, Davis made Little League World Series history when she became the first female pitcher in 67 years to throw a total shutout.