Eleven Washington women who flew planes during World War II as part of the Women Airforce Service Pilots are to receive Congressional Gold Medals this spring. Another 16 will receive them posthumously.
Maggie Gee with a scale model of a Stearman bi-plane at her home in Berkeley, Calif. on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007. Gee was a civilian flight instructor for the Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) and trained pilots during WWII using the Stearman.. Photo by Paul Chinn. Story at click