The duties of the women of the WASP evolved over time, and some of them were quite dangerous. And once the program ended, there were (and still are) controversies over whether the women involved should be recognized as military veterans.
Here’s a link to our show notes for the episode, with links to the resources discussed in it.
Hazel Ying Lee, one of two Chinese-American WASP, who was killed in the line of duty on November 25, 1944. (National Archives photo)
Jacqueline Cochran, director of the WASP, with General Hap Arnold (public domain photo)
Nancy Harkness Love, who commanded the WAFS and later became
executive for all WASP ferrying operations (National Archives and Records Administration photo)
WASP in Waco, Texas (USAF photo)