When Mabel tragically died while flying her Air Force plane, she became a member of an even smaller and more elite group of women. Mabel was one of just 38 women pilots that died while serving in WWII. Not only did these brave and phenomenal women face blatant prejudice and receive lower pay, they also were not given full military status until 34 years after the war. The military did not even pay to transport the bodies of these fallen female patriots. Discrimination persisted for years afterward. Recognition for their service and their sacrifices has been painfully slow in coming and long overdue.
You will love this wonderful story of a fallen hero and her upcoming honor by Congress.