Wednesday, November 4, 2009
I had done this illustration some time ago for an educational biography on Amelia Earhart. Her story is of course an enduring one, complete with a recent feature film release. There were several women pilots at the time, but none that have become as iconic as she.
On a similar track I happened to hear of a group of female pilots known as WASP- Women Airforce Service Pilots. They were the first women to fly military craft in World War ll as test pilots and trainers. It was a controversial contribution to the war, and records of their service were put in a classified file.They only just received the Congressional Gold Medal this year- more than 60 years later. To learn more click HERE