Congress Honors WWII’s Women Pilots
Posted on Mar 10, 2010
After decades of second-class treatment, America’s female aviators of the Second World War have been awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. Although 38 of their number died in the line of duty, the women fliers received none of the benefits of male pilots and weren’t even recognized as veterans until 1977.
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About 200 of these women aviators, mostly in their late 80s and early 90s and some in wheelchairs, came to the Capitol to accept the medal, the highest civilian honor bestowed by Congress.
In thanking them for their service, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said these women pilots went unrecognized for too long.
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