S: WASP (Women Air Force Service Pilots)
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FC: WASP (Women Air Force Service Pilots) | Air Force Logo | Natalie Cooper
1: From Left: Frances Green Margaret Kirchner Ann Waldner Blanche Osborn | Overall, more than 1,000 women joined the WASP and 38 of them were killed during duty. These four women were the first to fly the United States Army Air Force in 1942-1944. They are leaving their B-17 training at an Ohio Base.
2: Getting awarded with a Gold medal | Annelle Henderson Bulechek 1968-2004 | CV-22 Osprey Aircraft | Air Force Ship | Air Force Ship where all the equipment and tools are on. | AP Photo Archive
3: Annelle Henderson Bluechek talks about being a WASP in WW2 right before she passes away in 2004. | Doris Elkington Hanmaker gets a Congressional Gold Medal for her service to the military as a WASP in World War 2. | WASP's flew approximately 60 million miles. August 1943- WASP's were formed | Letting out its bombs about to shoot. | Elizabeth L. Gardner of Illinois WASP pilot, takes a look around before sending her plane streaking down the runway at the air base. | Authentic Historical Photographs
4: News Clippings | This article is about striking power of the general Headquarters.
5: This article is about the first Englishwomen to die on active service in the war. | Women are now employed by units in Toronto, Boamsvlllo, Hamilton and Deseronto.
6: This article is about the United States needing more pilots for the carry on war on far flung battlefronts. | This article is about The House Military Affairs Committee voted on American Women taking over noncombatant army duties.
7: News Clippings
8: Uniforms for men and women | The inside of a Air Force ship | Artifacts
9: All different types of medals you can get
10: Air Force shorts | Air Force Shirt | B-17 plane in July 18th 1944
11: Trying to balance on the pole and people have to use the string to move it and cant touch the ground.
12: Marching Practice | Dress check
13: Marching in Veterans parade
14: Lt. Coronel Dourty | Getting the award for 438th bomb squad | The two guys are the pilots for the war
15: Practicing shooting | Alpine towers problem solving task
16: Personal Letters | Dear Diary, The its the first day at my training camp I couldn't believe all the stuff I had to learn to do before I came a Air Force Pilot. I had a great time learning all the stuff I needed to know. Well I have to go but ill see ya tomorrow so long. Natalie | My Personal Letters
17: Dear Diary, Its been a couple months since I've written. I've been really busy with pilot training and everything else. I love it and never want to go back home I'm ready to become a certified pilot. Natalie | Dear Diary, I love it here its a crazy world out here and can be pretty scary but I love protecting my country and am having a great time learning everything. I'm coming home soon and cant wait to see my family ahh its been to long. Well this is my last letter that I'm writing so goodbye. Natalie
18: Extra Informations | T | They expanded opportunities for female pilots although their main responsibility was to transport aircraft a job previously preformed by civilian female pilots. The WASP's drew an enthusiastic response from the public, not withstanding male pilots hostility. The U.S. House of Representatives defeated a proposal to permanently incorporate WASPs into the army air corps The WASPs corp was abolished in late 1944, when a sufficient number of male pilots were available. In 1979, the WASPs were retroactively granted military status and veterans benefits. Demand for pilots during World War 2 led to the WASPs formation in August 1943
19: The WASPs flew bombers and fighter planes from the factories where they were made to various air bases and finally to distribution points. They helped test planes by taking practice flights in mode 1 planes and testing the instruments while flying. The WASP was composed pf the first women in history to fly American military aircraft. They flew more than 60,000,000 miles in every type of aircraft and on every type pf assignment flow by their male counterparts except combat mission. In the United States, women pilots were trained to fly non-combat missions in order to free male pilots for combat missions.
20: Book: Keil, Sally Van Wagenen. Those Wonderful Women in Their Flying Machines. New Jersey: McClelland and Stewart, 1979. Print. "Women's Airforce Service Pilots." American History. ABC-CLIO, 2010. Web. 28 Apr. 2010.
21: Journal article: Army Service For Women Gets Approval (1942). Web. 3 May 2010.