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In 1943, The Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) and the Women’s Flying Training Detachment (WFTD) merged under the leadership of Jacqueline Cochran to form the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), which performed the full array of flight services. Over 25,000 women applied, 1,830 served performing crucial and dangerous missions, and 38 died. (Photo: Four female pilots leaving their ship, Pistol Packin' Mama, at the four engine school at Lockbourne AAF, Ohio. U.S. Air Force.)

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

Chicago car elevator c. 1936

Vertical parking, This was an “elevator garage” in Chicago, 33 W. It held up to 48 cars. Workers simply drove into the elevator car, parked in their sky-high slots, then walked along the fire escape to their offices.

Adorable Victorian couple

Funny pictures about Victorian photo booth. Oh, and cool pics about Victorian photo booth. Also, Victorian photo booth photos.

bill-kelso-mfg: “ Shirley Slade, WWII WASP pilot of B-26 and B-39. In 1942, the United States was faced with a severe shortage of pilots, so an experimental program to replace males with female pilots was created. The group of female pilots was...

bill-kelso-mfg: “ Shirley Slade, WWII WASP pilot of and In the United States was faced with a severe shortage of pilots, so an experimental program to replace males with female pilots was created. The group of female pilots was.

America was built on the back of a horse!!!! So there for our troops supports them

Camp Cody, New Mexico, 650 officers and enlisted men of the Auxiliary Remount Depot No a cavalry unit, created this human horse head in tribute to the horses lost in WWI.

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Interesting Photos of Women in World War II Nancy Nesbit, a pilot trainee in the Women's Flying Training Detachment checks with the control tower from the cockpit of her single engine Army trainer at Avenger Field in Texas

Matilde Moisant was the second woman in the United States to receive a pilot's license. Moisant learned to fly at her brother Albert's Moisant Aviation School on Long Island, along with aviator Harriet Quimby, and earned her license on August 13, 1911.

Matilde Moisant, was the second woman in the United States to receive a pilot's license. She flew in aviation meets throughout the US and Mexico until the early spring of Pictured here, wearing a (pre-WWII) swastika brooch as a good luck charm.

AMELIA EARHART, 1940. Earhart is probably the most famous female pilot in aviation history, due both to her aviation career and her mysterious disappearance. She promoted "airmindedness" at a time when most people were skeptical about airplanes as a form of transportation. Her confident personal and media presence reached millions in the 1920s and 1930s and still resonates today. SI-78-16945

Amelia Earhart is probably the most famous female pilot in aviation history, due both to her aviation career and her mysterious disappearance. Her confident personal and media presence reached millions in the and and still resonates today.

"Lumber Jills" of the Women's Timber Corps.  While the Land Girls harvested crops, the Lumber Jills harvested timber. For the most part, their uniforms were identical to the Land Girls, with the exception of their headgear (green berets instead of brown hats) and their branch specific badge.

Land Girls

Oft forgotten heroines on -Lumberjills of The Women's Timber Corps. Like the many other amazing heroines of their time, the ladies of the Women’s Timber Corps stepped in, in order to keep the industry, and country, moving while the men were off at war.

Audie Murphy. Most people remember him for his 44 movies, but few realize that he is one of the most decorated soldiers in US history for his actions in WWII. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, 2 Silver Stars, Legion of Merit, 2 Bronze Stars, 3 Purple Hearts, and many others including awards from France and Belgium.

Audie Murphy ~ "Audie Leon Murphy June 1925 – 28 May was one of the most decorated American combat soldiers of World War II, receiving every military combat award for valor available from the U. Army, as well as French and Belgian awards for heroism.

WASP pilot

Women in WWII ~ women airforce service pilot Above: Nancy Harkness Love, an American pilot and Commander of the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron -- which was later absorbed into the Women's Airforce Service Pilots -- walks across a tarmac in England.

This is political because it shows how women were receiving more medals.

Natalya Fyodorovna Meklin – World War II Combat Pilot

"Katya Budanova (Катя Буданова), was a fighter pilot in the Soviet Air Force during World War II. With 11 air victories, she was one of the world's two female fighter aces along with Lydia Litvyak." She chose fighter ace over fashion model, apparently.

The first Afghan female pilot. Let me repeat, first. Afghan. Female. Pilot. Yeah, its pretty impressive. (And sexism is  dumb.)

The first Afghan female pilot…

Funny pictures about The first Afghan female pilot. Oh, and cool pics about The first Afghan female pilot. Also, The first Afghan female pilot.

England.  Women War Correspondents working in the European Theatre of Operations.  (L-R):  Mary Welch: Time and Life;  Dixie Tighe: N.Y.,  International;  Kathleen Harriman: N.Y., Newsweek;  Helen Kirkpatrick: Rochester, N.Y., Chicago Daily News;  Lee Miller: Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Vogue;  Tania Long: Westport Conn., N.Y. Times. London, England.   (1 Feb 43) Signal Corps Photo: ETO-HQ-43-1195  (Moore)

Women War Correspondents working in the European Theatre of Operations, England, 1943 / (Moore)

Bonny and clyde 1933

The real Bonnie & Clyde - Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Clyde Barrow was from Oak Cliff in West Dallas.

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