More people need to know about these incredible women from WWII. I’m sharing thanks to fellow author and blogger, Lee Duigon.
Nazi Germany could not have been defeated in the West without a preponderance of Allied air power–mostly achieved by American bombers and fighter aircraft based in England.
But how did those planes get there?
Someone had to fly them across the Atlantic Ocean to deliver them for combat duty; and that’s where the Womens Airforce Service Pilots–WASPs–came in.
There were a little over 1,000 of these women, and only a few still living, all of them in their 90s. In 1943, aviation technology wasn’t what it was today, and flying across the Atlantic was a dangerous job: 38 of the women lost their lives, doing it.
And at the end of the war, their records were sealed and, because the WASPs were never formally part of any branch of the armed forces but were considered Civil Service employees instead, the women were not classified as veterans and were not given…
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