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WASPs (Women Airforce Service Pilots) Doing A Great Job

WASPs (Women Airforce Service Pilots) Doing A Great Job - WASPs, Women Airforce Service Pilots, Planes, WWII
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The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) was a paramilitary aviation organization.

The WASP's predecessors, the Women's Flying Training Detachment (WFTD) and the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) organized separately in September 1942.

They were the pioneering organizations of civilian female pilots, employed to fly military aircraft under the direction of the United States Army Air Forces during World War II.

The WFTD and WAFS were merged on August 5, 1943, to create the paramilitary WASP organization.

The female pilots of the WASP ended up numbering 1,074, each freeing a male pilot for combat service and duties.

They flew over 60 million miles in every type of military aircraft.

The WASP was granted veteran status in 1977, and given the Congressional Gold Medal in 2009.

Some 25,000 women applied to join the WASP, but only 1,830 were accepted and took the oath.

Only 1,074 of them passed the training and joined.

Thirty-eight died flying in the WASP.
woody2858 Uploaded by woody2858 on . WASPs (Women Airforce Service Pilots) Doing A Great Job - Desktop Nexus Aircraft Download free wallpapers and background images: WASPs (Women Airforce Service Pilots) Doing A Great Job. Desktop Nexus Aircraft background ID 1873210. The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) was a paramilitary aviation organization.

The WASP's predecessors, the Women's Flying Training Detachment (WFTD) and the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) organized separately in September 1942.

They were the pioneering organizations of civilian female pilots, employed to fly military aircraft under the direction of the United States Army Air Forces during World War II.

The WFTD and WAFS were merged on August 5, 1943, to create the paramilitary WASP organization.

The female pilots of the WASP ended up numbering 1,074, each freeing a male pilot for combat service and duties.

They flew over 60 million miles in every type of military aircraft.

The WASP was granted veteran status in 1977, and given the Congressional Gold Medal in 2009.

Some 25,000 women applied to join the WASP, but only 1,830 were accepted and took the oath.

Only 1,074 of them passed the training and joined.

Thirty-eight died flying in the WASP.
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Uploaded By: woody2858
Date Uploaded: November 03, 2014
Filename: _line_at_Laredo_AAF.jpg
Original Resolution: 2912x2300
File Size: 663.41KB
Category: Antique

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