The Female Pilot
Mary was at the controls of the B-29 bomber. She was helping ferry the new aircraft to a military base. Mary was part of the Women Airforce Service Pilots program, or WASP for short. That was all she could do for the war effort, since she wasn’t allowed to fly combat missions, that certainly wasn’t part of the program. Only in Russia could women be combat pilots…
In her jacket pocket was a letter from her “friend” Lucy. She would wait until she got to the base, and then she would find somewhere quiet to read her “sugar report”.
I was really stuck for a story based on this weeks prompt until I remembered reading an article about how women pilots were used to ferry new bombers to Airforce bases during World War Two, then finally an idea hit me…
Here’s an article about the WASP program: Female WWII Pilots: The Original Fly Girls
This was written with the prompt sugar report provided by the Carrot Ranch February 13 Flash Fiction Challenge.
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