Sunday, January 3, 2016

Female WWII pilots barred from Arlington National Cemetery

Female WWII pilots barred from Arlington National Cemetery 
Associated Press
By Matthew Barakat
Published: December 31, 2015
But in March, the Secretary of the Army ruled that WASPs never should have been allowed in and revoked their eligibility.
U.S. Air Force Col. David Kirkendall, 647th Air Base Group Commander and Deputy Commander of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam tours the Arizona Memorial with Kathryn L. Miles, World War II Women's Airforce Service Pilot (WASP), and her daughters Beth Tillinghast and Anne Miles, June 6, 2014, at JBPHH, Hawaii. WASPs performed non-combat missions to enable male pilots to fill combat roles in the war effort. Members of the 747th Communications Squadron Spouses Group hosted the tour.
CHRISTOPHER HUBENTHAL/U.S. AIR FORCE
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