Flygirls: Kay Chaffey and the first women in the Air Force to take flight

Fifinella patch on leather aviation jacket

By: Warhawk Air Museum

Posted On: March 8, 2019

While women weren’t technically part of the Air Force until 1947, discover how Kay Gott Chaffey and the WASPs were truly the first women in the Air Force to take flight.

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Warhawk captures stories of military romance with letters, photos and keepsakes.

By: Warhawk Air Museum

Posted On: February 22, 2019

At the Warhawk Air Museum, we feature personal stories, including the wartime effect on romance. These stories, told with photos, hand-written letters, telegrams, and keepsake items, strike an emotional chord of love, lasting bonds, and sometimes loss. The stories displayed are each unique and include hastened engagements, great heartache and longing due to wartime separation, babies born while Dad is overseas, and lasting love against the many odds.

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