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    Congress honors female WWII pilots

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    Congress has bestowed the highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal, to female World War Two pilots known as WASPs for their heroic service during the war. In 1942 and 1943, more than 1,000 women answered the call of duty. (March. 10)

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    Re: Congress honors female WWII pilots

    That's really terrific! It's nice to see them get their due.

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    Re: Congress honors female WWII pilots

    About time.
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    I didn't know they had stewardesses on WWII bombers. j/k, good show!
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    Does this mean that everyother pilot that served during WW2 is going to get a fancy medal?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Congress honors female WWII pilots

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Does this mean that everyother pilot that served during WW2 is going to get a fancy medal?
    Women being fighters is nothing new nor special.

    Russia's [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Witches"]Night Witches[/ame].

    How does one earn a congressional medal for a military position without even fighting the enemy?

    Just wondering. Cheers to their service.
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    Re: Congress honors female WWII pilots

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    Women being fighters is nothing new nor special.

    Russia's Night Witches.

    I well familiar with the Night Witches.

    How does one earn a congressional medal for a military position without even fighting the enemy?

    Just wondering. Cheers to their service.
    Idnetity politics. Women are one of the oppressed groups.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Congress honors female WWII pilots

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I well familiar with the Night Witches.



    Idnetity politics. Women are one of the oppressed groups.
    Or maybe they played a key logistics role in a serious global conflict at great personal risk?

    Planes in those days had this irritating tendency to fall out of the sky, especially on those long intercontinental trips.

    I knew we'd see some partisan nonsense in even this thread.
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    Re: Congress honors female WWII pilots

    These women spent their own money to learn to flay then preformed a valuable service freeing up men to do the fighting.

    These women along with all the countless Rosie The Riveters and even the women who kept the home fires burning did a great service to their country.

    I had the privilege of working with a Rosie The Riveter in aircraft manufacturing for a short time. She was a small woman who worked rings around some guys.

    I think this recognition is long over do for these wonderful Americans.


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