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WASP and World War II Women in Aviation

Find resources on women in aviation during World War II, including the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots).
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WASP - Women Pilots of World War II
The story of WASP, American women pilots of World War II, finally recognized in 1977 as military pilots.

Jackie Cochran
Article from PBS' "Flygirls" special honors pilot Jacqueline Cochran for her work in the Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) during World War II and her other pioneering efforts in aviation.

Fly Girls
A PBS "American Experience" film. On this companion website you'll find a timeline, maps, info on people, events, and the film, and a teacher's guide.

Cornelia Fort
From the PBS "Flygirls" special comes this biography of Cornelia Fort, an air ferry pilot during World War II. She died in service on March 21, 1943.

Nancy Harkness Love
PBS biography of Nancy Harkness Love, whose World War II proposal for a Women's Auxiliary Ferry Squadron (WAFS) merged into a pilot training program and the joint unit became known as WASP, where Love headed up air ferrying operations.

Women Airforce Service Pilots
From Texas Woman University, documents, articles, and photographs about the WASP.

Women's Airforce Service Pilots
A history of this unit in which many women served during World War II, with some emphasis on Texas connections.

Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron
A history of one of the predecessors of the WASP, established at the urging of Nancy Harkness Love.

Women's Flying Training Detachment
A history of one of the predecessors of the WASP, established at the urging of Jackie Cochran.

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