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Old 08 February 2014, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Dasla View Post
It isn't my area of expertise, but didn't women do a lot of jobs that were traditionally male during WWII? ie "Rosie the Rivittor". There were female pilots but they mainly delivered the planes to the men in combat zones, and weren't fighter pilots, although the planes were armed and they did shoot to protect themselves.
Do you have a cite for that last one? They did ferry planes to rear areas of combat zones, tested aircraft and towed gunnery targets but I've never come across any instances of having to defend themselves (for WASPs anyways).
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