Morning Sentinel, ME - President Obama on July 1 signed a bill that awards the Congressional Gold Medal to the women who flew non-combat military missions in this country, which allowed men to conduct the overseas combat missions.
About 300 of the 1,102 women who served as WASPs remain. . . In addition to towing targets fired on by ground troops, WASPs ferried thousands of new aircraft from the factories to points of embarkation to the battlefront. They also flew missions for aerial-gunnery practice and tested aircraft.