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Gateway to Women's History

During World War II, American men and women pilots along with pilots from all over the world joined the British Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) to help with the Allied cause. The ATA was responsible for ferrying airplanes for the British Royal Air Force and Royal Navy and was the first to employ women to ferry military aircraft. U.S. aviator Jacqueline Cochran helped recruit 25 American women pilots for the ATA and used it as a model for the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program set up in the U.S.

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Ann Kelly-Wood British Air Transport Auxiliary Battle Jacket and Insignias, 1942
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