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    The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) #wasp #wwii

    • Mrs White

      About 1,100 young women flew military aircraft stateside during World War II as part of a program called Women Airforce Service Pilots — WASP for short. These civilian volunteers ferried and tested planes so male pilots could head to combat duty. #History #WWII History and WWII

    • Urustar

      These four female pilots leaving their ship, Pistol Packin Mama, at the four engine school at Lockbourne AAF, Ohio, are members of a group of Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPS) who have been trained to ferry the B-17 Flying Fortresses. L to R are Frances Green, Marget (Peg) Kirchner, Ann Waldner and Blanche Osborn. (U.S. Air Force photo)

    • Melinda Thielen

      The WASPs. Women Airforce Service Pilots. During WWII, these women flew civilian flights under the direction of the the Army Air Force, freeing up men to fly in combat missions.

    • Rosa Palacios

      Female Pilots The WASP of WWII, 'Women Airforce Service Pilots', were the first women in history to fly America's military aircraft.

    • Erin Enberg

      1,102 female civilians that flew military aircraft under the direction of the United States Army Air Forces. The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of World War II.

    • Melvin

      Members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) are pictured at Lockbourne Army Air Field in World War II. From left to right are Frances Green, Margaret Kirchner, Ann Waldner and Blanche Osborn. The WASP were civilian women pilots who flew in non-combat situations for the U.S. Army Air Forces during the war. The program came to an abrupt end in 1944 because of gender politics.

    • Manon

      A tribute to the WASP of WWII, Women Airforce Service Pilots, first women in history to fly America's military aircraft. These women pilots pre-dated the USAF. #USAF #Pilots #Women

    • Stephie Rockwell

      #Photography #History - #1943, The Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) & the Women’s Flying Training Detachment (WFTD) merged under the #leadership of Jacqueline Cochran formed the Women Airforce Service #Pilots (WASP). Over 25,000 #women applied, 1,830 served performing crucial & dangerous missions, & 38 died. (Photo: Four female #pilots leaving their ship, Pistol Packin' Mama, at the four engine school at Lockbourne AAF, Ohio. U.S. Air Force.)

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