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WASP of WWII with Dr. Katherine Sharp Landdeck, Part 2


Director of Women Pilots aviatrix Jacqueline Cochran, AAF, and General Henry H. Arnold at Avenger Field for the final WASP graduation at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, December 6, 1944. (Photo by PhotoQuest/Getty Images)
Director of Women Pilots aviatrix Jacqueline Cochran, AAF, and General Henry H. Arnold at Avenger Field for the final WASP graduation at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, December 6, 1944. (Photo by PhotoQuest/Getty Images)

The duties of the women of the WASP evolved over time, and some of them were quite dangerous. And once the program ended, there were -- and still are -- controversies over whether the women involved should be recognized as military veterans.

Director of Women Pilots aviatrix Jacqueline Cochran, AAF, and General Henry H. Arnold at the final WASP graduation at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, December 6, 1944. (Photo by PhotoQuest/Getty Images)

Topics in this Podcast: women's rights, American history, women, World War II, interviews, women in aviation, wwii, Women Airforce Service Pilots, U.S. history, military history, 20th century


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