That was a familiar story, but Landdeck says there were some bases that did throw parties or had full reviews for their departing WASP. We were the first ones," Yonally says. Taylor is also excited about the medal. There was a debate about whether they were needed any longer," Landdeck says. By the summer ofthe war seemed to be ending. Cochran's goal was to train thousands of women to fly for the Army, not just a few dozen integrated into the men's program.
The ceremony will take place on Wednesday on Capitol Hill.
Female WWII Pilots: The Original Fly Girls
Though the funeral appears lightly attended, many were lined up behind the photographer, as seen in the reflection of the car. But 38 female pilots did lose their lives serving their country. Army Air Forces, Henry "Hap" Arnold, said that when the program started, he wasn't sure "whether a slip of a girl could fight the controls of a B in heavy weather. She was 19, had just completed two years of college and was ready for adventure in when a Life magazine cover story on the female pilots caught her eye. By the summer ofthe war seemed to be ending.