The Female Pilot (flash fiction)

B-29 Superfortress FiFi Over Salinas, CA


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”.


Joanne Fisher


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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Β©2020 Joanne Fisher


13 thoughts on “The Female Pilot (flash fiction)

  1. A crying shame we had to have a war to liberate women from their domestic chains. My aunt joined the WAAF and became an aircraft mechanic. And in answer to men who were worried of such things, it didn’t alter her femininity one little bit

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