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To demonstrate the safety of the B-29, Colonel Tibbets recruited women demo pilots.
The triumphant former beautician won the cross-country race, completing the 2,042 miles from Los Angeles to Cleveland in record time.
During WWII, more than 1,000 women left homes and jobs and became the first females to fly for the U.S. military.