During World War II, a select group of young daring female pilots became pioneers and heroes. They sacrificed much. They were the Women Airforce Service Pilots, WASP, the first women trained to fly American military aircraft. They served domestically, ferrying and testing aircraft, towing targets and training men to fly. When the war was over, they were disbanded and sent home. In the late 1970’s, the women finally received veteran status for their service. On Monday, July 31, a WASP tribute was dedicated at The Highground Veterans Memorial Park in Neillsville, Wisconsin. Carol Hamilton, a Coachella Valley (California) Ninety-Nine, led an effort to place the tribute in Wisconsin. She said she wanted people to remember the pioneers who had a dream to fly and despite great odds, learned to fly. She said the dedication is the culmination of a dream. (This is reprinted from www.Aero-News.net).
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