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Lydia Litvyak - At only 21, she became the first female fighter pilot to shoot down an enemy aircraft.

Lydia Litvyak - At only she became the first female fighter pilot to shoot down an enemy aircraft.

WWII --- Woman of the French Resistance (c. 1940-1944) [431x650]

Simone Segouin, an 18 year old French Résistance fighter, during the liberation of Paris. August 55 Powerful Photos Of Women Who Changed History Forever

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Annette Kellerman promotes women’s right to wear a fitted one-piece bathing suit, She was arrested for indecency - Annette Marie Sarah Kellerman July 1886 – 6 November was an Australian professional swimmer, vaudeville star, film actress and writer

Captain Joan Hughes, 1944

"Captain Joan Hughes prepares to start up a Hudson in September That is Captain. WWII opened many doors for women. They where promptly shut after the war. But the women remembered that they had done "men's work", and done it very well.

Sabiha Gökçen (1913-2001), adopted by Kemal Atatürk, she was Turkey's first female combat pilot.

Sabiha Gökçen of Turkey poses with her plane, in 1937 she became the first female fighter pilot. 52 Powerful Photos Of Women Who Changed History Forever

Sabiha Gökçen (1913; Bursa - 22 Mart 2001, Ankara), Türkiye'nin ilk kadın pilotlarından biri ve dünyanın ilk kadın savaş uçağı pilotu.

Sabiha Gökçen 21 March 1913 – 22 March 2001 Turkey's first female pilot and first female fighter pilots in the world. She was one of Ataturk's adopted daughters.