Monday, December 28, 2015

Elizabeth L. Remba Gardner, of Rockford, Illinois, Class 43-W-6 WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilot) at the controls of a Martin B-26 ‘Marauder’ medium bomber. Harlingen Army Air Field, Texas. 1943 (Aged 22)


  1. Mother in law was WASP Class 43-W-4.
    RIP Gramdma Fran.

  2. Who put Bettie Page in a plane?

  3. I'll bet these brave women were NOT bothered by calling it a "Cockpit". And we currently have students on college campi calling for 'safe zones' because they just can't be bothered with free discussion. My heart weeps...

    1. If not a cockpit, do we call it another word with a c in it?

  4. LL- you got me to thinking about the origins of the word, so here it is, from Google:

    late 16th century: from cock + pit. In the early 18th century the term was in nautical use, denoting an area in the aft lower deck of a man-of-war where the wounded were taken, later coming to mean ‘the “pit” or well in a sailing yacht from which it was steered’; hence the place housing the controls of other vehicles.