"What in the world was an American woman doing flying a plane alone to Saudi Arabia where no woman was allowed to drive a car? Well, actually Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock was flying her Cessna around the world and she was already two weeks into a flight that no woman had yet completed, not even the indomitable Amelia Earhart.”
British aircrew of No. 211 Squadron RAF are debriefed by a Greek Army liaison officer at Paramythia following a sortie against Axis Italian forces in Albania. Paramythia, Thesprotia, Epirus, Greece. March 1941.
Boeing Y1B-17A in flight near Mt. Rainier on Feb. 28, 1938. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Soviet pilots of the Second World War
come fly with me, let’s fly, let’s fly away
Also in honor of International Women’s Day, here’s to the unsung ladies of flight — air travel flight attendants/stewardesses!
"I refused to take no for an answer." — Bessie Coleman
Happy International Women’s Day — here’s to the many women pioneers of flight and to the aviatrises of today and tomorrow!
Pictured here: (top row, L to R) - Amelia Earhart, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Hazel Ying Lee; (middle row, L to R) - Helene Dutrieu, WASPs Barbara Jane London & Evelyn Sharp, Janet Bragg; (bottom row, L to R) - Bessie Coleman, Jacqueline Cochran, Maggie Gee.
Black women in the United States Army Nurse Corps were assigned to Tuskegee Army Air Field Hospital (C. 1943) to assist pilots and cadets with physical and psychological problems. Part of their training included ground school instruction.
Memphis Aviation School 1920’s