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Helen Richey was Amelia Earhart's co-pilot on one flight across the Atlantic. She became the first woman hired as a pilot by a commercial airline in the U.S. and was the first woman licensed as an aviation instructor. She was also the first woman to fly a scheduled mail flight. During WWII, she commanded a group of women pilots for the British Air Transport Auxiliary, flying bombs between factories and airbases. She died by suicide at age 38.

Helen Richey was Amelia Earhart's co-pilot on one flight across the Atlantic. She became the first woman hired as a pilot by a commercial airline in the U.S. and was the first woman licensed as an aviation instructor. She was also the first woman to fly a scheduled mail flight. During WWII, she commanded a group of women pilots for the British Air Transport Auxiliary, flying bombs between factories and airbases. She died by suicide at age 38.

1942 World War II Centerville, California -This youngster is awaiting an evacuation bus. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry were housed in War Relocation Authority Centers for the duration of the war. Photographer Dorothea Lange, May 9, 1942.

1942 World War II Centerville, California -This youngster is awaiting an evacuation bus. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry were housed in War Relocation Authority Centers for the duration of the war. Photographer Dorothea Lange, May 9, 1942.

Those Titanic crew members who were required to give evidence to the US Senate enquiry into the sinking were given a tour of the US capital.

Those Titanic crew members who were required to give evidence to the US Senate enquiry into the sinking were given a tour of the US capital.

Clearly we know who was growing tired of war rationing :) #ww2 #woman #vintage #1940s #forties #bobby_pins

Clearly we know who was growing tired of war rationing :) #ww2 #woman #vintage #1940s #forties #bobby_pins

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