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Fort joins the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Service to fly planes from factories to military air bases, and tragically becomes the first American woman to die on active military duty.
Harriet Quimby was the first American woman to become a licensed pilot, and went on to fly across the English Channel.
To demonstrate the safety of the B-29, Colonel Tibbets recruited women demo pilots.