At the height of World War II, the US Army Airforce faced a desperate need for skilled pilots, but only men were allowed in military airplaneseven if their expert pilot instructors were women. Through grit and determination, 1,100 of these female pilotswho had to prove themselves again and againfinally got permission to ferry planes from factories to bases, to tow targets for live ammunition artillery training, to test repaired planes and new equipment, and more. Though the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) lived on military bases, trained as military pilots, wore uniforms, and sometimes died violently in the line of duty, they were civilian employees, received less pay than men doing the same jobs, and had no military benefits, not even for burials. Their story is one of patriotism, the power of positive attitudes, the love of flying, and the willingness to do good with no concern for personal gain.

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