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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.
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.
The triumphant former beautician won the cross-country race, completing the 2,042 miles from Los Angeles to Cleveland in record time.