Originally published in the 1940s, Girl Pilots of the Ferry Command Paper Doll book contains 6 dolls of girl pilots from the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS), plus 8 pages of WWII women pilot uniforms, bulky and trim, regular clothes and some lovely outfits when on a date.
"The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) and its predecessor groups the Women's Flying Training Detachment (WFTD) and the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) (from September 10, 1942) were pioneering organizations of civilian female pilots employed to fly military aircraft under the direction of the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. The WFTD and WAFS were combined on August 5, 1943, to create the paramilitary WASP organization. The female pilots of the WASP would end up numbering 1,074, each freeing a male pilot for combat service and duties. The WASP flew over 60 million miles in all, in every type of military aircraft. WASPs were granted veteran status in 1977, and given the Congressional Gold Medal in 2009. Twenty-five thousand women applied to join the WASP, but only 1,830 were accepted and took the oath, and out of those only 1,074 women passed the training and joined." -- Excerpt from Wikipedia
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