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Maureen Dunlop leaving the cockpit of a plane she had just flown in 1944. These female pilots of the British Air Transport Auxiliary flew Spitfires, Hurricanes and Lancasters to air bases in England during WWII ~

Pioneering female pilot who flew Spitfires during Second World War and became magazine cover girl dies aged 91

Maureen Adele Chase Dunlop de Popp October 1920 – 29 May née Dunlop, was an Anglo-Argentine pilot who flew for the British Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) during World War II, and became notable as a pin-up on the cover of the Picture Post magazine.

Flt Lt Jules Fleming in front of her Tornado GR4

Meet Juliette, the RAF bombshell who terrified the Taliban in her fighter jet

Shock and awe: Female RAF Top Gun pilot tells how she beat the Taliban with deafening noise instead of bombs

Female Pilot of the US Women's Air Force Service, 1943. The women who served as Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) flew military aircraft during non-combat missions throughout the United States' involvement in World War II.

“A pilot of the U. Women’s Air Force Service at Avenger Field, Texas, in by Peter Stackpole (via LIFE) Happy Women's History Month!

Harriet Quimby First Lady of the Air. She paved the way for Amelia.

Harriet Quimby - First Lady of the Air (May an early American aviator and a movie screenwriter. In she was awarded a U. pilot's certificate by the Aero Club of America, becoming the first woman to gain a pilot's license in the United States.

Nancy Harkness Love, September 22, 1942. With the approach of World War II, Love recognized the coming need for pilots to ferry aircraft and identified highly qualified women pilots who could perform such duties. In September 1942, the Army Air Corps' Air Transport Command approved the creation of a temporary, civilian women's flying corps, the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS), under her direction. She is pictured here leaning against a Fairchild PT-19A. SI-96-15604

Nancy Harkness Love, September With the approach of World War II, Love recognized the coming need for pilots to ferry aircraft and identified highly qualified women pilots who could perform such duties. In September the Army Air Corps' Air

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.

Female WWII Pilots: The Original Fly Girls

Four pilots leaving their plane, "Pistol Packin' Mama" at the four-engine school at Lockbourne AAF, Ohio, during WASP ferry training Flying Fortress. "Pistol Packin Mama" was a AF assigned to the BG flying out of Italy during

.for all my pilots and flight attendants                                                                                                                                                      More

Day This is always my prayer for the boys when they travel, but especially thankful for a safe trip to Houston with Nancy and mom. May angels fly with you wherever you roam and guide you back safely to family and home.

Lillian Yonally (above) was a WASP – a Women Airforce Service Pilot. During WWII, the 1,100 WASPs flew military aircraft on training flights in the USA to train volunteer male pilots for combat missions.

A Contraband Camera: Photos Of World War II WASP

Lillian Yonally was a WASP – a Women Airforce Service Pilot. During WWII, the WASPs flew military aircraft on training flights in the USA to train volunteer male pilots for combat missions.

During WWII 168 female pilots fought against all the odds for the right to aid the war effort. They were expected to fly wherever the need was greatest , in whatever aircraft was required - one in 10 women pilots died flying for the ATA.  Their story is one of courage, sexism, patriotism but above all, a story about women who wanted to break the confines of the world they lived in - and reach for the skies ~

During WWII 168 female pilots fought against all the odds for the right to aid the war effort. They were expected to fly wherever the need was greatest , in whatever aircraft was required - one in 10 women pilots died flying for the ATA.

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