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Read an article written by Cornelia Fort, the first American woman pilot to die flying a military aircraft, and excerpts from Madge Rutherford Minton's and Mary Anna Martin Wyall's letters home.
When she decided she wanted to learn to fly, Bessie Coleman traveled abroad to become the first African American female pilot.
In 1977, both the House and the Senate voted to grant the WASPs military status and to make the women pilots eligible for veterans benefits.