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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.
When she decided she wanted to learn to fly, Bessie Coleman traveled abroad to become the first African American female pilot.
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.