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Aviatrix Jacqueline "Jackie" Cochran standing in front of her plane that is adorned with a victory wreath.

Aviatrix Jacqueline "Jackie" Cochran standing in the cockpit of a T-38 plane.

The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) founder Jacqueline "Jackie" Cochran salutes from the cockpit of a Seversky before taking off for a long distance record flight.

Aviatrix Jacqueline "Jackie" Cochran and Northrop T-38 Talon supersonic twin-jet trainer she flew 844.2 miles per hour to a new world's 15 kilometer speed record for women August 24, 1961 at Edwards Air Force Base, California.

Photo from Northrop…

Wilhelmina Teerling , Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) Class of '43-7, sitting in the cockpit of the large B-25 T-635 plane called "Wah-Hoo-Wah."

Wilhelmina Teerling, a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), smiles back at the camera from the cockpit of a BT-13A.

Wilhelmina Teerling poses for her class photo. She started her Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) training as a member of the class of 43-W-5 and graduated in the class of 43-W-7.

Class of 1943 Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) Wilhelmina Teerling sits in a PT-19 at Avenger Field, WASP training grounds.

The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) were a group of female aviators that formed in September 1942. This pioneer group of women were employed to fly military aircraft during World War II under the direction of the United States Army Air Forces.…

In 1944 at Mather Field women gather for B-25 Transition Training. In the top row are Winifred Wood, Ana Morgan, Alaire Bennett, Katherine Joy Merratt, Pat Seares, Carolyn Clayton, Captain "Wimpy" Wimberly, Ellie Bryant, Kaddy Laudry, Aleta Grill,…
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