Lillian Yonally (above) was a WASP – a Women Airforce Service Pilot. During WWII, the 1,100 WASPs flew military aircraft on training flights in the USA to train volunteer male pilots for combat missions.
John Bell Hood, born in Kentucky, graduated West Point in 1853. Hood's Texas Brigade charged and broke the union position at Gaines' Mill, but at the price of every field officer in the brigade, except for him, being killed or wounded. He would fight in most of the large battles of the war and would eventually command the Army of the Tennesee during the disastrous Franklin and Nashville Campaign. Hood would end the war with only 1 good arm and 1 leg and he died in 1879 of yellow fever.
"Girl Pilots" in WASP training at Avenger Field, Sweetwater Texas, summer 1943: "Sunburned nose and forehead daubed with cream, Rebecca Edwards of Yazoo City, Miss, is a 22-year-old widow whose husband was killed on duty with the Army Air Forces. Leaning against the corner of the hangar is Lorena Daly of Bakersfield, Cal. They wear the GI coveralls that are regulation for working hours... not very glamourous, but the girls like their comfort and freedom." Entire original article at link!