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WASP of WWII

HilldaFlyer

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Here is a fun podcast interview put on by Stuff You Missed in History Class...
I love interviews with people who really know their stuff.
[h=1]WASP of WWII with Dr. Katherine Sharp Landdeck, Part 1[/h]The Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII was formed to see if women could fly military aircraft, and potentially free up male noncombat pilots to serve in the U.S. armed forces. Our expert guest reveals that there's so much more to the story, though.


American pilot and Commander of the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (or WAFS, which was later absorbed into the Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASP) Nancy Harkness Love (1914 – 1976) carries her helmet, goggles, and parachute as she walks across the tarmac of an unidentified airfield in England, September 1942.