Shirley Slade, WWII WASP pilot of B-26 and B-39. In 1942, the United States was faced with a severe shortage of pilots, so an experimental program to replace males with female pilots was created. The group of female pilots was called the Women Airforce Service Pilots — WASP for short. Shirley Slade was one of about 1,100 chosen. She was trained to fly the B-26 and B-39, and that got her put on the cover of Life magazine in 1943 at about 23 years old.
Soviet female pilots Nina Ulyanenko Commander of the unit (deputy leader) of the Guards Night Bomber Regiment of the Night Bomber Division of the Air Army of the Belorussian Front,( 905 armed sorties) Guard lieutenant