"During World War II, a select group of young women pilots became pioneers, heroes, and role models...They were the Women Airforce Service Pilots, WASP, the first women in history trained to fly American military aircraft."
Lydia Litvyak. One of two Russian pilots who were the world’s only female fighting aces during World War II. ETA: Now that I've looked into it I've found sources that claim this is a picture of Lydia Litvyak who was Russian, some claim this is Katya Budanova, also Russian, and I've found sources that claim she was Natalya Meklin, who was Ukrainian. I don't know who's right here.