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July 1943 Cover of Life Magazine. Pilot trainee Shirley Slade sits on the wing of her Army trainer at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, July In September, Slade graduated as part of the Women Airforce Service Pilots Class

US Employment 1940s Ad Red headscarf

4 propaganda for women to join workforce. "Do the job he left behind. Apply US Employment Service"

WWII Propaganda Poster

WWII Production: Propaganda poster gallery from The National WWII Museum

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In September 1940 the first peacetime draft law in U. history had been passed.authorizing the registration of 17 million men. In August and September 1941 U. merchant vessels were armed for self defense.

Ww2 • Lydia Litvyak, one of two Russian pilots who were the World’s Only Female Fighting Aces During Ww2

Natalya Fyodorovna Meklin – World War II Combat Pilot

"Katya Budanova (Катя Буданова), was a fighter pilot in the Soviet Air Force during World War II. With 11 air victories, she was one of the world's two female fighter aces along with Lydia Litvyak." She chose fighter ace over fashion model, apparently.

Jobs for the girls: Other naval roles available to women included working as motor transport drivers, although as this image shows, that often included doing repairs

Jobs for the girls: Amazing vintage photographs provide a vivid snapshot of working life for British women during World War Two

Browse WWII: Women At War latest photos. View images and find out more about WWII: Women At War at Getty Images.

Hiuaz Kairovna Dospanova (1922-2008), the only female pilot and navigator from Kazakhstan to serve during the Second World War, From May 1942 she served as navigator, and later became the head of communication of the 46th Guards Night Bomber Regiment—commonly referred to as the Night Witches, a nickname they were given by the Germans that they terrorized in their nightly raids.

A Night Witch. She was the only female pilot and navigator of a the Night Witches Bomber Regiment known for terrorizing Nazis during WWII.

The first Afghan female pilot. Let me repeat, first. Afghan. Female. Pilot. Yeah, its pretty impressive. (And sexism is  dumb.)

The first Afghan female pilot…

Funny pictures about The first Afghan female pilot. Oh, and cool pics about The first Afghan female pilot. Also, The first Afghan female pilot.

Helen Richey was Amelia Earhart's copilot on one flight across the Atlantic. She became the first woman hired to be a pilot by a commercial airline in the US. She was the first woman licensed as an aviation instructor. She was the first woman to fly a scheduled mail flight. During WWII she commanded a group of women pilots for the British Air Transport Auxiliary, flying bombs between factories and airbases. She died by suicide at age 38

During WWII, Helen Richey commanded a group of women pilots for the British Air Transport Auxiliary, flying bombs between factories and airbases.

Matilde Moisant was the second woman in the United States to receive a pilot's license. Moisant learned to fly at her brother Albert's Moisant Aviation School on Long Island, along with aviator Harriet Quimby, and earned her license on August 13, 1911.

Matilde Moisant, was the second woman in the United States to receive a pilot's license. She flew in aviation meets throughout the US and Mexico until the early spring of Pictured here, wearing a (pre-WWII) swastika brooch as a good luck charm.

On 7 December, 1941 the Japanese Empire conducted an air raid on American Ships at Pearl Harbour, bringing the United States into World War Two. It...

Pearl Harbor Attack--my home port during the Vietnam War. Many relics and reminders of the Pearl Harbor attack were still there in Nearby Hickam Airfield still had holes in the walls of offices and barracks as a reminder to never let our guard down.

The WASPs: Women Pilots of WWII "Completely & briefly shattered the perception of what women were capable of." KB

The WASPs: Women Pilots of WWII "Completely briefly shattered the perception of what women were capable of.

Field Marshal Erwin Rommel (1891-1944), popularly known to both sides as the Desert Fox (Wüstenfuchs), somewhere in North Africa. (ca. 1942) Rommel is regarded as having been a humane and professional officer. His Afrikakorps was never accused of war crimes, and captured Allied soldiers were reported to have been treated humanely. In all theaters of his command, he ignored orders to kill captured commandos, Jewish soldiers, and civilians....

Field Marshal Erwin Rommel popularly known to both sides as the Desert Fox (Wüstenfuchs), somewhere in North Africa.

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