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
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.
01 Jun Famous American aviator and test pilot, Mildred "Micky" Tuttle marries David Axton and takes her husband's last name. Mickey was one of the first three WASP (Women AirForce Service Pilots) to be trained as a test pilot and was the first woman t
Britain's FEMALE Spitfire pilots to receive badge of courage at last
Spitfire pilot Lettice Curtis during World War II. The civilian Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) pilots, which included female flyers known as Spitfire women, delivered more than aircraft to frontline airfields.
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.
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
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 (created by J. Cochran) -- walks across a tarmac in England.