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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.
When she decided she wanted to learn to fly, Bessie Coleman traveled abroad to become the first African American female pilot.
During WWII, more than 1,000 women left homes and jobs and became the first females to fly for the U.S. military.