The Nightwitch Bombers-delivering fear in the night

If you haven't read about Marina Raskova and the NightWitches- you are missing out on some amazing history. Deployed out of need in WWII, the Soviet Union commissioned Maj Raskova to find 400 women to fill out their fighter and night bombing squadrons- including the 588th pictured above. They fit the women into any uniforms …

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Congress Funds Aviation Scholarships for Youth

The Air Force Times reports on April 2, 2019 "Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, and Doug Jones, D-Alabama, this week introduced the Ceiling and Visibility Unlimited Act, which aims to make it easier for all branches of the military to create scholarships for JROTC members to get their private pilot’s licenses." "Ceiling and Visibility unlimited" or "CAVU" …

Betty Skelton and her need for speed

While on a trip to Pensacola, FL recently to visit friends, I had time to stop in and visit the Airplane  Discovery Park at the Pensacola Airport.  It's a neat little place for kids that has a mock runway and tower as well as some plaques about local aviators.  Little did I know what I was …

Queen Boudica

 Atlas Obscura is one of Milieux's favorite blogs to read- it is a fantastic source of history and interesting tourist sites.  This article on Queen Boudica and the statue dedicated to her in London, England does not disappoint.  Read more about this amazing example of immense courage and inspiration here.  And if reading is not your …

Clara Barton- Fearless Warrior and Angel of the Battlefield

It was this day in history that Clara Barton left her post at the US patent office to join the ranks of the Union Army on the Antietam Battlefield. Her efforts and courage would eventually lead her to establish the United States Red Cross. One of Clara's observations about war and women was that if …