Saturday, January 14, 2017

Aviatrix: The Story of Chinese Woman Pilot Katherine Sui Fun Cheung is the link to a site devoted to Chinese-American aviatrix Katherine Sui Fun Cheung. She was born in 1904 and died in 2003.

Here's a video of Cheung with her friend Amelia Earhart and other noted women pilots such as Louise Thaden.

There were a couple of Chinese women in the WASPs of World War II. (Cheung was not one of them, although she did serve as a flight instructor.) Ironically, there was less prejudice against Asian women and Native American women then black women - Janet Harmon Bragg applied to join the WASP but was refused.

There were plenty of black "Rosie the Riverter"s, by the way. But the WASP were fighting to stay in existence and they just weren't ready to start an integration fight as well. However, there were black pilots (and black women pilots) in the Civil Air Patrol, including Willa Brown.

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