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Vintage WWI Aircraft Photograph

from NPR.org

Female WWII Pilots: The Original Fly Girls

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.

from WW2DB

[Photo] German aircraft being sprayed with white paint for winter camouflage, Eastern Europe, Dec 1943; note Ju 87 Stuka dive bomber in background

Western Europe Dec 1943 . Note : in the background is a Ju 87 Stuka Dive Bomber

BRITISH AIRCRAFT PILOTS hand dropped the first bombs until the introduction of the bomb rack on the fighters and the giant bombers.

WASP pilot Elaine Harmon. WASP was short for Women Airforce Service Pilots. About 1,100 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.

BRITISH AIRCRAFT FIRST WORLD WAR (Q 67949) Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8 two seat corps reconnaissance biplane. Pilot sitting in cockpit.

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27 December 1917: No 1 Squadron with Nieuport 24s and 17s at Bailleul in France.

WWI, German Activities. Translated from German: “Captured Flugelhorn apparatus of French design, the anti-aircraft batteries used these to detect pilots in the war with Italy".” Courtesy of the Library of Congress.