[Three Photographs of Women Flying Airplanes]

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Three photographs of women flying airplanes with captions. The top photo's caption reads, "Kathie 'M' is 'T202' of the Tow Target Squadron at Camp Stewart, GA, June 1944. The pilot is Woman Army Service Pilot (WASP) Helen W. Snapp. (USAF)". The left photo's caption reads, "WASPs gather around the cockpit of 41-18836, an A-25A-10-CS, Camp Davis, NC. WASPs, mainly known for their invaluable service as ferry pilots on the transatlantic run, also served as target-tug pilots at numerous training bases. This was the duty to which most Shrikes were assigned. (USAF)" The bottom photo's caption is, "Shrikes used as tugs ... continued below

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[1] p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

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National WASP WWII Museum

Located at Avenger Field in Nolan County Texas, the WASP World War II Museum commits to preserving the legacy of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of WWII. As a teaching museum, it features archives, exhibits, and oral histories that record a significant period in history when women dared to break barriers and contribute to victory.

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Three photographs of women flying airplanes with captions. The top photo's caption reads, "Kathie 'M' is 'T202' of the Tow Target Squadron at Camp Stewart, GA, June 1944. The pilot is Woman Army Service Pilot (WASP) Helen W. Snapp. (USAF)". The left photo's caption reads, "WASPs gather around the cockpit of 41-18836, an A-25A-10-CS, Camp Davis, NC. WASPs, mainly known for their invaluable service as ferry pilots on the transatlantic run, also served as target-tug pilots at numerous training bases. This was the duty to which most Shrikes were assigned. (USAF)" The bottom photo's caption is, "Shrikes used as tugs or trainers were reclassified as a non-combat type and redesignated RA-25As (R for Restricted) (Bill Larkins via Jim Sullivan).".

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[1] p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

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National WASP WWII Museum

Bringing the history of the Women Airforce Service Pilots to life, these archives represent the role of the flight school in training women pilots to fly military planes and show how WASPs responded socially and professionally to new challenges brought by war. Included are financial documents, photographs, scrapbooks, correspondence, pilots' logs, and flight manuals.

Abilene Library Consortium

Featuring thousands of newspapers, photographs, sound recordings, technical drawings, and much more, this diverse collection tells the story of Texas through the preservation and exhibition of valuable resources.

World War Two Collection

These materials focus on WWII and the immediate postwar period of the late 1940s. In addition to materials created during the time period, materials may include modern studies and commemorative works about the era.

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[Three Photographs of Women Flying Airplanes], text, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth887613/: accessed October 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting National WASP WWII Museum.