WWII Vet’s Final Mission: Preserving Women’s History


Editor’s Note: Betty Wall Strohfus passed away in 2016 at the age of 96. We were honored to share this day with her and learn about her experiences during and after the war.

Betty Wall Strohfus was one of a handful of female pilots in World War II. After the war, she thought that part of her life was over.

She was in her 70s when she felt compelled to honor her fellow WASPs by telling her story. Now at 91, she’s more proud and passionate than ever, and she’s one of the feistiest people you’ll ever meet!

When the idea was first floated, Betty says no one thought women could fly airplanes. But they proved them wrong, eventually flying 77 different kinds of aircraft.

Betty shares what she learned by being a women who smashed stereotypes and offers her tips for women still struggling for equality in all walks of life.

Plus, find out how she recently gave an Air Force pilot the ride of his life in an F-16.

To look through a photo gallery of photos from the World War II era, click here to visit her website.

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