Elizabeth L. Gardner, WASP, at the controls of a B-26 Marauder
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In the United States, women pilots were trained to fly non-combat missions in order to free male pilots for combat missions. They ferried planes from the manufacturing plants to military bases, and ended up doing much more — including flying new aircraft such as the B-29, to prove to male pilots that these were not as difficult to fly as the men thought!
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Elizabeth L. Gardner, WASP, at the controls of a B-26 Marauder

(wikipedia)


In the United States, women pilots were trained to fly non-combat missions in order to free male pilots for combat missions. They ferried planes from the manufacturing plants to military bases, and ended up doing much more — including flying new aircraft such as the B-29, to prove to male pilots that these were not as difficult to fly as the men thought!

(womenshistory.about.com)

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