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Women Pilots of World War II

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Women Pilots of World War II
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.5

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    bomber, coveralls, logged, adventure, flown, planes, combat, windshield, duty, place, leather, deal, jobs, flying, flight, spirit
     content words:    Jacqueline Cochran, World War II, United States, Air Force, Women Air Force Service Pilots

Other Languages
     Spanish: Mujeres pilotos de la Segunda Guerra Mundial


Women Pilots of World War II
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     Jacqueline Cochran loved adventure. For her, the place to find adventure was in the sky. She took flying lessons and got her pilot's license. She logged hundreds of hours flying. So did other brave young women.
 
2     Then World War II started. Jacqueline thought that the women pilots could help the war effort. They could fly military planes. At that time, only men flew. So, Jacqueline talked to Mrs. Roosevelt, the wife of the President of the United States. She told Mrs. Roosevelt about her idea. She told other people, too.
 
3     It took a long time, but finally the Air Force decided to use women pilots. The women pilots would ferry planes from place to place. This would free up the men pilots for combat duty.
 
4     Many women wanted to fly and to support the war. In fact, 25,000 women applied for the jobs! A group of 1,830 women was chosen. All of the women chosen already had their pilot's license. All of them had already flown many hours.

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