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
The female Top Guns of World War II who flew Spitfires and worked with men
Maureen Adele Chase Dunlop de Popp October 1920 – 29 May née Dunlop, was an Anglo-Argentine pilot who flew for the British Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) during World War II, and became notable as a pin-up on the cover of the Picture Post magazine.
Amelia Mary Earhart, July 1897 – disappeared July was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record.
Amelia Earhart is probably the most famous female pilot in aviation history, due both to her aviation career and her mysterious disappearance. Her confident personal and media presence reached millions in the and and still resonates today.
In Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.
Harlingen Army Air Field, Texas—Elizabeth L. Gardner of Rockford, Illinois, WASP (Women’s Airforce Service Pilot) pilot, takes a look around before sending her plane streaking down the runway at the air base.