W.A.S.P.S. Women Airforce Service Pilots
Air Force Now
Stills of personalities of the time. Stills women doing mens jobs for war effort. Still Time Life cover showing woman ferry pilot.
10:24:19 Jackie Jacqueline Cochrane signing autographs for women pilots. At podium w/ mlitary VIPs, speaking (MOS) to women pilots.
10:24:40 Betty Williams - wartime ferry pilot talks. Geri Olinger relives memories of training,
10:25:03 Wartime - Recruits arrive at contract school at Houston airport. Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, only female airbase in history. Single engined mono-planes warming up on field.
10:25:16 Wartime pilot reminiscing.
10:25:44 1942 - Women undergo training - callisthenics - learning about engines. Women putting on parachutes & into aircraft.
10:26:15 1970’s Ex-wartime pilot at controls of her Super Cub private plane, says only men fly planes overseas. Interview intercut w/ wartime footage of aircraft taking off & in flight. Other women tell of wartime experiences.
10:28:03 Bomber taking off piloted by woman. 20Dec44 WASPS deactivated - passing out parade. Fighter in flight. Stills wartime pilots.
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