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.
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.
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.