“I did it for the fun. I was a young girl and everybody had left and it was wartime. You didn’t want to get stuck in a hole in Iowa; you wanted to see what was going on.”
NPR on female WWII pilots. They were considered civilians, denied military benefits, pushed out of their positions by male pilots, and, for a long time, all but forgotten to history. But today, 65 years after the fact, the remaining WASPs will receive Congressional Gold Medals.