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US tank destroyers paused along a Luzon Road (probably in Pampanga) on way to Manila, PI. WWII Dispatch Photo News Service

Lauretta Schimmoler was the first woman to establish and manage an airport. She also founded the Aerial Nurses Corps of America in 1936 - the forerunner of the USAF Flight Nurses Corps. During WWII, Lauretta served in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) where she served as a dispatcher at Travis Air Force Base. After the war, in 1946, she commanded an American Legion post – the first woman to do so.

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US tank destroyers paused along a Luzon Road (probably in Pampanga) on way to Manila, PI. WWII Dispatch Photo News Service

WW1 London: Female members of the Scotland Yard pose for a group portrait. The London police department was pioneer in recruiting and deploying women in the patrol force.

What It Takes to Become an Air Traffic Controller

A motorcycle despatch rider greets Madame Scarlette, an Englishwoman who runs the Hotel des Fleurs in the village of Les Andelys, 31 August 1944.

The TIME Vault: 1955

Sign posted at intersection in American sector during the campaign to take the Anzio area from occupying German forces during World War II.

Advance toward moscow - an advance unit , coming from Jalnja with order to ,take Dorogobush: A platoon commander hands over a message to the division to a dispatch ride