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What a woman!!!!!! - 5/7/2015 10:25:55 AM   
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What a wonderful story. Can you believe this lady is 92-years young? wow!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02qt65y







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RE: What a woman!!!!!! - 5/7/2015 11:49:25 AM   
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America had its own female transport pilots, they were called the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) and they flew every plane in the US Arsenal from the factories to their loading points for shipment to the combat zones. That included the B-17, B-24, B-25, B=26, B-29... Mustangs, Corsair's, P-40 Warhawks, P-38 Lightnings, P-47 Thunderbolts etc etc etc

Fascinating story, but in many respects a sad tale of discrimination and ill treatment that is similar in many respects to the story of the Tuskegee Airmen who also faced obstacles. The WASP lost 38 pilots killed and the Army Air Corps wouldn't even pay to ship the bodies home! They received no official recognition for 30 years!

When I was teaching I had a great lesson plan that focused on the Japanese American 422 Regiment, the Tuskegee Airmen, and the WASP. The kids loved it and learned a lot about bigotry and discrimination. It was a great lesson for the girls in particular.

Here's their Wikipedia Entry

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_Airforce_Service_Pilots

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RE: What a woman!!!!!! - 5/7/2015 5:36:47 PM   
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ORIGINAL: warspite1

What a wonderful story. Can you believe this lady is 92-years young? wow!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02qt65y








God bless her! What a wonderful story and she looks terrific, inside and out! Thanks Robert!

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RE: What a woman!!!!!! - 5/7/2015 5:58:53 PM   
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Wow I am impressed. Sure is cute when she is that young.

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RE: What a woman!!!!!! - 5/8/2015 2:08:19 PM   
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No kidding? That was cool :)

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