LIFE Cover, July 1943 - Pilot trainee Shirley Slade she sits on the wing of her Army trainer at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas. In September, Slade graduated as part of the Women Airforce Service Pilots Class
Quoting the original caption: "Wrens," members of the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS), move a torpedo for loading into a submarine at Portsmouth, England. Reactivated in the WRNS took over shore-based jobs, thereby freeing men for service at sea.
Interesting Photos of Women in World War II Nancy Nesbit, a pilot trainee in the Women's Flying Training Detachment checks with the control tower from the cockpit of her single engine Army trainer at Avenger Field in Texas