WASP Pilot Cornelia Fort with her PT-19A Plane

WASP Pilot Cornelia Fort with her PT-19A Plane

Cornelia Fort (with a PT-19A) was a civilian instructor pilot at an airfield near Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, when the Japanese attacked on Dec. 7, 1941. The next year, Fort became the second member of what became the Women Airforce Service Pilots, and was working as a ferry pilot when she became the first female pilot in American history to die on active duty.

Photo size: 1243 × 1800
Photo source: U.S. Air Force
Usage: Public Domain




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