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    Elizabeth Lockhart Mr Berardo Aviation History November 18, 2014 Women Airforce Service Pilots: WASPs A wasp is loosely defined as a winged insect with a narrow waist and a stinger. They’re annoying little bugs that hurt when they sting. Although, a WASP, is something entirely different. A WASP is the acronym for Women Airforce Service Pilots. Which operated during World War 2. This organization began as two separate groups; the Women’s Flying Training Detachment (WFTD) and the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS). The two groups merged and on August 5, 1943 became one large organization, the WASPs. In May of 1940 Nancy Harkness Love began recruiting female pilots to ferry airplanes for the US military. She recruited 49 women…

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    Women's Roles In Ww2 Essay

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    leaving their positions to serve in the military, women began to fill the roles in the workforce men used to fill. Gender barriers were broken rather quickly during this time, and women had to begin working jobs that were previously ran by only men in order to keep provide for the family as well as for the war. While women indeed began to fill a more prominent role in this respect, many women played a much more fascinating role. These women began serving in Government programs related to the…

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    Jacqueline Cochran

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    The first women to break the sound barriers, get several medals of honor, and an extraordinary Air Force pilot. When most people talk about World War II they usually do not think of Jacqueline Cochran. If you are familiar with the WASPS, also known as Women Airforce Service Pilots, then you will definitely know about Jacqueline Cochran and what she contributed to the devastating World War II. By reading this paper you will learn a little more about women's involvement with the Air Force during…

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    in the war seems normal to us now, but it wasn’t normal in the begging of World War II. I find it crazy that we didn’t want women in the war alongside the men. I think finally adding us, women into the war helped tremendously to the war effort. We could and still can do anything that those men were doing in the war. Many women wanted the opportunity just like the men to be able to protect and serve the United States. In matter of fact 350,000 American women served in uniform, both here at…

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    Women's Rights After Ww2

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    War II women were limited in their social, political and economic rights. Women were unable to earn a wage comparable to men. Women were also greatly limited in their career opportunities when compared to men. Due to expectations of getting married, child rearing, and taking care of the home, women did not have much representation outside of the domicile. The war changed American politics, economics and social rights for women. Women were utilized because of the shortage of men, in the…

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    During WWII she received more that 200 awards During her flying career. By 1941 she was one of the worlds most famous pilots. In 1945 Jacqueline Cochran still did compete in a lot of the air races. She became a Test pilot for the Company Lock Head. In 1945 she received a US service Award . Jacqueline helped write a bill that created America's Air force Reserve. She became the First woman member. That was a great accomplishment for her. She finally became a member of the military. She did not…

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    responsibilities as Army Women” (“The Hello Girls”). Sadly, by the time these women got their benefits in 1979, less than 20 of them were still alive. During the last two years of war, nursing became an official role in the military (The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). Nearly 33,000 served as either nurses or support staff and 400 of them died in the line of duty (The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). As previously mentioned, the Army Nurse Corps was established in 1901 allowing only women…

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    American Women After Ww2

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    American women had a big effect on World War Two and World War Two changed the way America saw its women. American women served their country in the armed forces, in industry, and on the home front. Over 350,000 women served at home and abroad in the United States Armed Forces during World War Two. After the Pearl Harbor attacks women could serve in army, navy, marines and coast guard. The military needed women to do smaller tasks to free up men for active duty. Women served in auxiliary…

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    oppressions” (Shiva 184). Over the years, women have been oppressed, discriminated against, and suppressed by their male counterparts. It took years for women to gain any type of rights across the globe and women are still struggling for gender equality today. We live in a patriarchal society and most societies in the present and the past are also patriarchal, as a consequence of this, women are lower on the proverbial totem pole. However; an important time in history is during World War II when…

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    have been changing since, some more than others. Women have always been seen as “a good nurturant attendant” (539). Caring mothers and efficient hostesses. And men have been seen as the “strong caretakers”. As the centuries progress, both genders have been breaking out of these boundaries. Something that women have recently achieved that is describing them more as the “strong caretaker is that they have been completely accepted into the military. During the Civil War, women helped supply…

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