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U.S. Air Force photo, Air Force Museum

Las Vegas WASPs of World War II

Posted March 24, 2012 by Jerry White

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. “” The Women’s Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs, was an organization that existed from 1942 through 1944, composed of women trained as pilots. The WASPs began with 28 women, hired for their extensive civilian flight experience. Later applicants went through the same pilot training course as men, except for acrobatics…

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