March is Women's History Month March 20 2013, 0 Comments

In the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, March is designated as Women's History Month.  During this month, we take the time to highlight the contributions of women to events in history and society. This year, Altissimo honored women with the CD "We Can Do It!: Celebrating Women in WWII"  

Read this article posted by the United States Air Force about women and their roles during WWII. "The Air Force's acceptance of women into the force dates back to long before the first "Women's History Week" celebration in 1978. In 1942, the U.S. Army Air Corps (USAAC) took the unheard-of step of forming and employing two women's aviation units. That same year, a unit of flight nurses who had not yet quite finished their training, were sent into North Africa on Christmas Day following the Allied invasion in November of that year. And the history of women--civilian and military--was forever changed. WASPS, WAFS and a Willingness to Serve Originally, the idea of using women pilots was first suggested in 1930, but was considered "unfeasible," according to information maintained at the National Museum of the Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. Then, in mid-1942, an increased need for World War II combat pilots, favored the use of experienced women pilots to fly aircraft on non-combat missions." [...] Read more here!