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Helen Richey was Amelia Earhart's copilot on one flight across the Atlantic. She became the first woman hired to be a pilot by a commercial airline in the US. She was the first woman licensed as an aviation instructor. She was the first woman to fly a scheduled mail flight. During WWII she commanded a group of women pilots for the British Air Transport Auxiliary, flying bombs between factories and airbases. She died by suicide at age 38

Helen Richey was Amelia Earhart's copilot on one flight across the Atlantic. She became the first woman hired to be a pilot by a commercial airline in the US. She was the first woman licensed as an aviation instructor. She was the first woman to fly a scheduled mail flight. During WWII she commanded a group of women pilots for the British Air Transport Auxiliary, flying bombs between factories and airbases. She died by suicide at age 38

African American police officer in Harlem, New York, circa 1943. by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information (OWI).

African American police officer in Harlem, New York, circa 1943. by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information (OWI).

A member of the famous Tuskegee Airman, & his proud father, Harlem NY 1943 http://imgur.com/st3x0

My grandfather, a Tuskegee Airman, and his proud father

A member of the famous Tuskegee Airman, & his proud father, Harlem NY 1943 http://imgur.com/st3x0

Wounded U.S. soldiers attending Mother's Day service in a destroyed Coventry Cathedral, 1945

Wounded U.S. soldiers attending Mother's Day service in a destroyed Coventry Cathedral, 1945

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