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I would like to see more Women Officers & Generals (Offers-Specials): Anyone that has good information and Links one Women in WW2, post here the pics with their Links. • WASP Women Airforce Service Pilots: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Women_Airforce_Service_Pilots?wprov=sfsi1 • WAFS • WFTD • WAC • WAVES • SPARS • The Night Witches (Russian Bombers) http://iwasm.omeka.net/items/show/615 http://www.womenofwwii.com/armywasps.html http://www.amusingplanet.com/2009/11/women-in-world-war-2.html https://www.archives.gov/exhibits/a_people_at_war/women_who_served/wafs_wasp.html WASP "Women Airforce Service Pilots" on @Wikipedia: "The Women Airforce Service Pilots, called "Women's Army Service Pilots" in some sources, was a paramilitary aviation organization. The WASP's predecessors, the Women's Flying Training Detachment and the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron organized separately in September 1942. They were the pioneering organizations of civilian female pilots, employed to fly military aircraft under the direction of the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. The WFTD and WAFS were merged on August 5, 1943, to create the paramilitary WASP organization. The female pilots of the WASP ended up numbering 1,074, each freeing a male pilot for combat service and duties. They flew over 60 million miles in every type of military aircraft. The WASP was granted veteran status in 1977, and given the Congressional Gold Medal in 2009." SHIRLEY SLADE (TEXAS) Pilot trainee Shirley Slade she sits on the wing of her Army trainer at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, July 19, 1943. In September, Slade graduated as part of the Women Airforce Service Pilots Class 43-5. BETTY BACHMAN WAFS Rosie the Riveter "We can Do it" Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon of the United States, representing the American women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II, many of whom produced munitions and war supplies.These women sometimes took entirely new jobs replacing the male workers who were in the military. Rosie the Riveter is used as a symbol of feminism and men and women's economic power.Similar images of women war workers appeared in other countries such as Britain and Australia. Images of women workers were widespread in the media as government posters, and commercial advertising was heavily used by the government to encourage women to volunteer for wartime service in factories.Rosie the Riveter became the subject and title of a song and a Hollywood movie during WWII. Michigan war worker Geraldine Hoff (later Doyle.)More recent evidence indicates that the formerly mis-identified photo is actually of war worker Naomi Parker (later Fraley) taken at Alameda Naval Air Station in California.