WASP Pilot Nell Stevenson's Flight Log

Book used for the pioneering female pilot to log her training

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Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) were a civilian, all-female pilots unit of the U.S. Armed Air Forces.

The organization, led by famed aviator Jacqueline Cochran, was established in the early 1940s to help free up more male pilots for combat by having women pilots fly noncombat duties. Nell Stevenson, a WASP during World War II, logged 66 flights in this book during her training from September 16, 1942 to May 16, 1943. During the war, Stevenson operated planes that towed targets for artillery training and went on strafing runs at Biggs Army Air Field in El Paso.

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WASP Pilot Nell Stevenson's Flight Log Artifact from El Paso, Texas
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