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fmendoza1963 t1_ixedvjd wrote

Thanks for posting this. These women flew on domestic routes thus freeing up male pilots for combat operations. Unfortunately they were not given military benefits when the war ended.


HawkeyeTen t1_ixems8e wrote

That's because they were technically an auxiliary force, not true enlisted military ladies like say the Army WACs or the Navy WAVES. They were retroactively declared military some decades later, since they had flown strictly military aircraft, etc. I think it's only fair.