American Experience

The Women of Avenger Fields

Clip: Season 30 | 1m 17s

At the height of WWII, American male pilots were sent into combat duty, creating a severe shortage of pilots at home. Between 1942 and 1944, more than a thousand women left homes and jobs to become the first females in history to fly for the United States Military.

Aired: 10/17/17

Rating: NR

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