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In 1940, Boeing released the B-29 – a plane that would play a decisive role in bringing an end to the war in the Pacific.
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.
Harriet Quimby was the first American woman to become a licensed pilot, and went on to fly across the English Channel.