(From the Dorothy Hoover Collection)
On July 1, 2009, the WWII WASPs (Women Airforce Service Pilots) were given their long overdue recognition when President Obama awarded the 300 surviving WASPs the Congressional Gold Medal.
Here is the story from CNN: Obama awards WWII-era women pilots congressional medal
NPR interviewed WASP Deanie Parrish and current Air Force Major Nicole Malachowski about the WASPs:
Decades After WWII, Female Pilots Finally Honored.