These AMAZING Female Military Pilots (WASP) Finally Get Rewarded (VIDEO)
Rants / November 14, 2016

In WWII there was a little known, and little talked about group of women who helped the military do its job. They were known as The Women Air Service Pilots (WASP). What is a shame, and a blight on record keepers of American history is the fact that the WASP documents were sealed, stamped classified, and unavailable to WWII historians. Too Humble Unlike other stories from the war, the WASP stories were rarely talked about or reported by anyone until the 1970s. This includes the female civilian pilots themselves. According to the National Archives, military records containing reports about the WASP were treated no differently from other records from the war. In general this meant the WASP records weren’t available to researchers for 30 years. WASP is a merger of two preceding groups known as the Women’s Flying Training Detachment (WFTD) and the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS). These were the pioneering organizations formed by civilian female pilots. These women were employed by the United States Army Air Forces during World War II to fly military aircraft. We’ll Take You Physical restrictions for men entering the air force were ironically less stringent than for the women. The military took female…