Betty Boom

 

Betty Boom

Approximate size: 33 x 29 inch (77 x 73 cm)

 

Fifinella

 

Fifinella

Approximate size: 28 x 29 inch (72 x 75 cm)

Order of FifinellaFifinella was designed by Walt Disney studios as the logo for the Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), the American women military aviators of World War II. At the beginning, the WASP encountered considerable opposition within both the military and the civilian government. The belief prevailed that women were fragile, physically and emotionally, and incapable of flying competently, much less piloting the high-performance military aircraft that they were intended to ferry. Flying was for men; women belonged at home in the kitchen.

The Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) was organized during World War II, to fill the labor shortage by ferrying aircraft for the Army Air Forces. They also trained gunners, and tested new planes, to mention a few tasks.

Training was at Houston Field and eventually moved to Avenger Field outside of Sweetwater, Texas.

Avenger Field front gate

 

 

 

The front gate at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, in May 1944. The sign shows that the field was run by Aviation Enterprises Limited, a civilian contractor.

 

The Flying Tigers

 

P40 Warhawk NoseArt Flying Tigers

Sheet-metal as found on the crash site, before being painted...

 

 

Flying Tigers

...and after an artistic touch !

Approximate size: 39 x 32 inch (100 x 80 cm)

 

Who's Next

 

Who's Next

Approximate size: 28 x 25 inch (70 x 64 cm)

 

Tini

 

Tini

Approximate size: 28 x 29 inch (70 x 74 cm)

 

Adrien

 

Adrien

Approximate size: 3929 inch (100 x 75 cm)

 

 
 

 

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