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Women pilots of World War 2

Updated 11:28 AM ET, Tue December 31, 2013
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Alma Jacomini in the cockpit of her airplane at Garden City Army Air Base in Kansas. Courtesy WASP Archive/The Woman's Collection/Texas Woman's University/Denton, Texas
WASPs prepare for a solo flight of the Flying Fortress at Lockbourne AAB, Columbus, Ohio, in 1943. Courtesy WASP Archive/The Woman's Collection/Texas Woman's University/Denton, Texas
WASPs at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas. Courtesy WASP Archive/The Woman's Collection/Texas Woman's University/Denton, Texas
WASPs Ann McClellan, Catherine Houser, Mary Jane Stephens, Lida Dunham and an unidentified woman in their barracks. Courtesy WASP Archive/The Woman's Collection/Texas Woman's University/Denton, Texas
WASPs study in engines class with instructor Mr. Crawford, at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas.
Courtesy WASP Archive/The Woman's Collection/Texas Woman's University/Denton, Texas
Anna Franckman and Betty Deuser in the cockpit of a BT-13. Courtesy WASP Archive/The Woman's Collection/Texas Woman's University/Denton, Texas
WASPs, from left, Ann Lore, Clara Jo Marsh and Jo Martin at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas. Courtesy WASP Archive/The Woman's Collection/Texas Woman's University/Denton, Texas