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.
"James "Ginger" Lacey (1917-1989) - one of the most successful British fighter pilots of the "Battle of Britain", shot down 18 German aircraft with his Hurricane. During this same time, he was shot down twice himself"