Posted at 10:56 AM on March 10, 2010
by Bob Collins
Filed under: Aviation, Icons
This week National Public Radio gave a little bit of airtime to a group of women who deserve a lot of it -- the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPSs).
Lillian Yonally was one of the first group of women service pilots and NPR produced this slideshow to accompany its story.
You can find more about Ms.Yonally here.
When the war ended, the women lost their flying careers. Until President Carter came along, they weren't even allowed benefits as veterans.
Last year, MPR's Madelene Baran and Nikki Tundel profiled some of the Minnesota WASPSs.