Tag: World War II

Image description: A black-and-white photo of Ruth Harman Walraven standing in front of a plane.

Ruth Harman Walraven

Ruth Harman Walraven was a trailblazing female pilot in the mid-20th century.
Image description: A black-and-white photo of Mildred Fish-Harnack standing outside and gazing above her.

Mildred Fish-Harnack

Mildred Fish-Harnack was the only American woman to die by Adolf Hitler's direct order for spying on Germany during World War II.
Image description: A portrait-style photo of Ruth Gruber sitting on a chair.

Ruth Gruber

Ruth Gruber was a journalist and humanitarian known for her work documenting the lives of refugees.
Image description: A black-and-white photo of Dickey Chapelle in her parachute gear.

Dickey Chapelle

Dickey Chapelle was the first female American war correspondent to parachute with American troops and the first killed covering combat.
Image description: A black-and-white portrait-style photo of Ineva Reilly Baldwin.

Ineva Reilly Baldwin

Before Ineva Reilly Baldwin championed the “Wisconsin Idea,” she was a U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant commander during World War II—the highest rank ever attained by a woman at that time.