The Roles Of Wasps During The World War II

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By the fall of 1944, half of the ferrying division’s fighter pilots were women. WASPs made three-quarters of the domestic deliveries of all domestic deliveries of fast fighters. Another job WASPs had was flying target planes. This job may have been the most dangerous one of them all. WASPs flew the planes back and forth with a target trailing twenty-five feet behind them, as antiaircraft crews shot at them. During these tests, two WASPs lost their lives. Although they never had to see the firefights from overseas, they had a taste of their own firepower. Even though two of their own died, WASPs had an accident percent of nine percent as opposed to the male percentage of eleven. Even after all their hard work, the women pilots were never part of any military branch. The women were never part of the armed forces, and their only benefit was the pay they received. In 1944, they almost became militarized; however the air war was simmering down and recently trained male pilots were in need of assignments. WASPs retained their domestic duties, while 36,000 male pilots joined the infantry in the War Service Training program. Director Cochran officially disbanded the WASP program in the same year. With a yet another big war in full swing, women had their own branches of the armed forces. American people, both men and women, signed up for the armed forces by hundreds of thousands. The first and largest division was the Women’s Army Corps (WAC). Approximately 140,000 women had a
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