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SEMINAR: WOMEN PILOTS IN WORLD WAR II

During World War II, countries were drafting men and sending them to the front to fight for their countries.


Women wanted to do their part too, in particular women pilots.


They couldn't go overseas to fight (although nurses went overseas to succor the fighters) but they could serve at home by towing targets for male fighter pilots to shoot at, and by ferrying aircraft across country.


(In beleaguered Russia, women pilots were allowed to fight and their all-female squadrons became known as the Night Witches.)


WOMEN PILOTS IN WORLD WAR II presents the story of the ATA of England, the WASP and Civil Air Patrol of the US, and the Night Witches of Russia.