Women Air Service Pilots (WASP)


During World War II, a select group of women joined the Women Air Service Pilots (WASP). The women advanced the war effort by freeing experienced male pilots to move to the front. By 1942, female pilots crossed the country on multi-day trips shuttling planes from factories to Army posts. These pilots soared to new heights to prove what women were capable of achieving.

How did female pilots during World War II cross occupational frontiers?

How did WASPs challenge traditional gender boundaries at the time?

What new frontiers were “opened” as a result of the WASPS achievements?


Jacqueline “Jackie” Cochran
Margaret Gee
Hazel Ying Lee
Nancy Harkness Love


Women Air Service Pilots (WASP)