World War II

Cornelia Fort: Eyewitness to Pearl Harbor

  Cornelia Fort was a certified civilian flight instructor who worked for the Andrews Flying Service in Honolulu, a Nashville debutante who had kicked her way into the male dominated world of general aviation. (1) She was only 22 and already an experienced pilot with hundreds of flight hours to her credit. On December 7,…

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The General’s Niece

Over the last year I’ve spent a lot of time thinking and reading about women involved in resistance movements in World War II. The extent of women’s particicpation in the armed resistance units known as the maquis is a matter of dispute. But no one doubts that many women performed critical activities that allowed the…

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