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W.A.S.P.S. Women Airforce Service Pilots

Reel Number: 220346-06

Color: Colour

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1942,1970s

Country: USA

Location: HOuston Airport,Sweetwater, Texas

TC Begins: 10:23:23

TC Ends: 10:29:04

Duration: 00:05:41

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. Gender Roles; WWII Homefront;

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