WWII -- original caption: "Willa Beatrice Brown, a Negro American, serves her country by training pilots for the U. She is the first african american woman to receive a commission as a Lieutenant in the U.
Sharon Lane was the only American woman killed in the Vietnam War. Her mother recently donated her Aultman School of Nursing uniform to the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. One of my RN friends served with Sharon.
At the time of her death in pioneer American aviator Jacqueline Cochran held more speed, altitude, and distance records than any other male or female pilot in aviation history. She was also the first woman to break the sound barrier in
WASP was short for Women Airforce Service Pilots. About women flew military aircraft. They were civilian volunteers who ferried and tested the planes to see if they were ready for the male pilots to head to combat.