Helen Richey (1909 – 1947) was a pioneering female aviator and the first woman to be hired as a pilot by a commercial airline in the United States. Richey also was the first woman sworn in to pilot air mail and one of the first female flight instructors.
1944- A US bomber's wing touches down in a field in Holland before crashing several hundred meters away. Of the 10 crewmen, only one survived. Sgt. Frank DiPalma was hidden from the germans by a nearby order of Franciscan monks until the British liberated the town. Click through for the full story and more pictures by D. Sheley.