Title

Women’s Air Force Service Pilots

Date

5-29-2014 9:20 AM

End Time

29-5-2014 9:35 AM

Location

Natural Sciences (NS) 103

Department

History

Session Chair

David Doellinger

Session Title

History Senior Thesis Presentations

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Kimberly Jensen and John Rector

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

This thesis examines the U.S. Women’s Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs) of World War II, covering the origins of the organization, development, and training during their period of operation from 1942 – 1944. The primary focus is on the technological aspects of WASP training and the important role of the various classes to prepare them for duty. This training gave women pilots the foundation to perform their aircraft ferrying duties successfully with skills equal to their male counterparts, while enduring the gender issues of that era.

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Women’s Air Force Service Pilots

Natural Sciences (NS) 103

This thesis examines the U.S. Women’s Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs) of World War II, covering the origins of the organization, development, and training during their period of operation from 1942 – 1944. The primary focus is on the technological aspects of WASP training and the important role of the various classes to prepare them for duty. This training gave women pilots the foundation to perform their aircraft ferrying duties successfully with skills equal to their male counterparts, while enduring the gender issues of that era.