WASP Pilot Hazel Ying Lee

Hazel Ying Lee, WASP pilot

Hazel Ying Lee of Portland, Oregon, was a pilot who flew for the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) during World War II. She was the first Chinese-American woman to fly for the United States military. After just two months of ferrying fighter planes to Montana for eventual delivery to Soviet allies, Lee’s plane collided with another P-63 after some confusion in the control tower. Lee died two days later from the burns she received in the crash.

Photo size: 846 × 1025
Photo source: U.S. Air Force
Usage: Public Domain