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Cornelia Fort [1919-1943]
Member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots [WASP]
Witness to Pearl Harbor Attack
First American female aviator killed in active duty
"From the very beginning, Fort and the other women in the squad were the focus of hostility from their male counterparts. "Any girl who has flown at all," she once wrote, "grows used to the prejudice of most men pilots who will trot out any number of reasons why women can’t possibly be good pilots… The only way to show the disbelievers, the snickering hanger pilots," she concluded, "is to show them." The women did just that."

Via: Cornelia Fort (1919 -1943) | PBS

lostsplendor:

Cornelia Fort [1919-1943]

  • Member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots [WASP]
  • Witness to Pearl Harbor Attack
  • First American female aviator killed in active duty
"From the very beginning, Fort and the other women in the squad were the focus of hostility from their male counterparts. "Any girl who has flown at all," she once wrote, "grows used to the prejudice of most men pilots who will trot out any number of reasons why women can’t possibly be good pilots… The only way to show the disbelievers, the snickering hanger pilots," she concluded, "is to show them." The women did just that."