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

TitleWomen Airforce Service Pilots of World War II: Exploring Military Aviation, Encountering Discrimination, and Exchanging Traditional Roles in Service to America
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsCornelsen, Kathleen
JournalJournal of Women's History
Volume17
Issue4
Pagination111-119
Date PublishedWinter 2005
Abstract

The article reports on the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of the World War II. The WASP explored new opportunities and heralded new avenues 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. The WASP exceeded the expectations of the military. The WASP's exploration into new arenas of aviation had a significant impact on future generations of women. Their contributions and accomplishments remained unparalleled.

URLhttp://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_womens_history/v017/17.4cornelsen.html
Short TitleWomen Airforce Service Pilots of World War II
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