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.