Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II: Exploring Military Aviation, Encountering Discrimination, and Exchanging Traditional Roles in Service to America

@article{Cornelsen2005WomenAS,
  title={Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II: Exploring Military Aviation, Encountering Discrimination, and Exchanging Traditional Roles in Service to America},
  author={Kathleen Cornelsen},
  journal={Journal of Women's History},
  year={2005},
  volume={17},
  pages={111 - 119}
}
A they often encountered discrimination, the extraordinary women of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASP, explored new opportunities and opened new doors for women in military aviation and space exploration by exchanging their traditional roles to become civilian air pilots for the United States military during World War II. From towing targets to fl ying fi ghters, they refuted the mistaken belief that women were less capable than men as pilots. Despite a challenging beginning, they… Expand
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