Women served with distinction in WWII, women pilots ferried planes everywhere, WASP’s I they were called. My mom was invited to join but her vision may have been a problem.
There are many women serving as deck officers and marine engineers on merchant ships chartered to the navy and
are doing well in those positions.
You are absolutely right, and I do believe they were called WASPs. I am a bit of a history buff and now feel like I have to look this up. :)
As an aside, my Dad wanted to fight in Korea, but he had just taken the bar exam for law and his blood pressure was too high, so he was rejected. :)
Take care, FRiend. :) Julie
“Women served with distinction in WWII, women pilots ferried planes everywhere, WASPs I they were called.”
The only women I know serving in combat zones in WWII were nurses, and they weren’t engaged in combat.
“There are many women serving as deck officers and marine engineers on merchant ships chartered to the navy.”
There is a big difference between merchant ships and Navy warships.
Historically and culturally we the USA have not required or desired that women be engaged in actual combat. It is against every principle we subscribe to.