Women’s Airforce Service Pilots Get Their Due In New Film [VIDEO]

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Dawn Letson wasn’t in the U.S. Airforce during World War II but she knows a very interesting person who was. Alberta Kinney was a member of the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program, a group of civilian women pilots (1,074 at their peak but a whopping 25,000 applied) who were employed to fly military aircraft. And she just happened to have home video footage of herself and the rest of her squad that she passed on to the WASP collection. Take a look at Letson talking about her friend and her accomplishments and get a sneak peek at the footage.

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."