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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.
During WWII, more than 1,000 women left homes and jobs and became the first females to fly for the U.S. military.
Record-breaking, risk-taking, long-distance flyer Amy Johnson was the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia in 1930.