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Women in the Airforce, 1940

I have been very busy with work recently, so forgive the lack of blogging. For the next while I will just post interesting articles I come across, like this one from 1940-

  

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About thewartimewoman

I love history, fashion, art and design, especially of the 1930s to the 1960s. I am also a mother, wife, interior decorator & a treasure hunter who wishes she could drive a 1933 Delage. I studied Architecture at Melbourne university, briefly, and completed a Diploma of Art in Interior Design at the Melbourne College of Decoration in 1991. I have worked on an off as a decorator ever since, in between stints as a florist, balloon artist, having my five children and helping my husband in his law firm. in my spare time I love researching history, blogging and gardening.

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  1. It was the infotorial about De Williams Pink Pills that really tickled my fancy, that and the add for Liberty corset for a comfortable hourglass figure. Not possible I say…

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  2. Oh, I have an hour-glass figure, by gum, but all the sand is in the bottom.

    The American WASPs (Women’s Air Service Patrol) regularly flew new airplanes from the various factories to Air Force Bases. They also acted as test pilots for some experimental airplane designs. They were every bit as good as the men, and a fair number of them stayed in the service after the war ended and had highly successful careers.

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