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Cornelia Clark Fort (Feb 5, 1919–Mar 21 1943) aviator in Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) later called Women Airforce Service Pilots, who became first female pilot in American history to die on active duty. She was a civilian instructor pilot at an airfield near Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, when Japanese attacked on Dec. 7, 1941. She was killed while ferrying BT-13 trainers in Texas. She is pictured here with a PT-19A.Marybeth Heatherly

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