Anne Armstrong McClellan, pilot trainee in Women's Flying Training Detachment, sporting an official dress uniform of white blouse, tan slacks and overseas cap & a Fifinella mascot pin designed for the girl pilots by Walt Disney, at at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, TX, July 1943 (Peter Stackpole).
Walt Disney's Fifinella, WWII Women's Air Service Pilots, or WASP, mascot. Female pilots wore a patch featuring Fifi on their chest or shoulder, and she was commonly featured on WASP supplies and plane nose art. Her design was originally created for an animated feature written by former RAF pilot Roald Dahl.
The WASPs: Women Pilots of WWII "Completely & briefly shattered the perception of what women were capable of." KB
WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilot) during World War II
Female WWII Pilots: The Original Fly Girls
WASP with a plane named "Miss Fifinella" | forgotten heroines!
WAAFs splashing around......
WASP trainees and instructor on the flightline at Avenger Field, 1943.
L'histoire du WASP WWII - Women Airforce Service Pilot durant la 2de guerre mondiale : http://omaha-2007.skyrock.com/3128910170-les-femmes-pilotes-dans-l-us-airforce-ww2.html
01 Jun 41: Famous American aviator and test pilot, Mildred "Micky" Tuttle marries David Axton and takes her husband's last name. Mickey was one of the first three WASP (Women AirForce Service Pilots) to be trained as a test pilot and was the first woman to fly a B-29. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0601&s=410601 #WWII