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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 09:50 PM

2. Shameful treatment

From the article:
Thirty-eight WASP died in the line of duty. While male pilots got military honors and their families received veteran's benefits, there were no purple hearts for deceased WASP, and no veteran's benefits for their surviving dependents. Since they had no casualty insurance, their families had to pay to have their bodies sent home and buried. Often the WASP would raise money for the burial of a fellow pilot. Family and friends were warned by the Army Air Forces that they could not put flags or gold stars on the graves of WASP who had lost their lives while serving their country. These women were not veterans.



Thanks for posting this article. I had heard of the WASP program but didn't know much about it.

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