Saturday, April 13, 2013

Secret pilots of World War II

These women deserve our nation's gratitude.  They didn't see combat.  They didn't get any recognition at all for decades; nobody was even supposed to know they existed, since their records were sealed.  But I'm sure any pilot would tell you that training can be nearly as dangerous as combat.  Many service members have been killed in training accidents related to flying.
Back in the early 40s, the government started their unit as an experiment to see if women could learn to fly. They ended up flying every type of aircraft men did.

"We were given the same training as the male cadets," explained WASP Nell Bright. "Except we finished our program in six months and it usually took the guys nine months."
Hey now, wait a minute!  :-)

Read the entire article here: http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/21967253/2013/04/12/female-pilots-the-secret-heroes-of-world-war-ii#ixzz2QLR3NM4g