Thursday, March 11, 2010

Overdue awards for WASPS


Congress to award female pilots in WWII WASP program
Congress plans to award about 180 members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots with the Congressional Gold Medal today. The female pilots transported military personnel and flew other non-combat missions during World War II. The WASP pilots served at 120 Army Air Bases in the U.S. until 1944 but did not receive partial veterans benefits until 1977.

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