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Willa Brown was the first African American woman to earn a pilot license (1938) and a commercial license (1939).
Willa Brown with Perry Young and his Mother
Willa Brown (center ) with Perry Young and his mother at Chicago’s Harlem airport.
William A. Moffett
William A. Moffett was an articulate and effective advocate for naval aviation.
William Campbell and Thurston Gaines
William Campbell (left) and Thurston Gaines adjust their survival gear before a mission.
William E. Brown Jr.
Lt. William E. “Earl” Brown Jr. and his North American F-86 jet fighter, circa 1953. Brown flew 125 combat missions in the Korean War.
William T. Piper
William Piper bought Taylor's company for $400, kept Taylor on and began thinking of how to build an inexpensive and simple aircraft.
Willy Ley, born in Berlin, Germany, in 1906, later became an American science writer. In Germany he popularized Oberth's work.
Willy Ley, Klaus Riedel, Rudolf Nebel, and Edward Pendray
Willy Ley, Klaus Riedel, Rudolf Nebel, and Edward Pendray at the Raketenflugplatz amateur rocket test site in Berlin, 1931.
Yakov Isidorovich Perel’man
Yakov Isidorovich Perel’man, born in Byelostok, Russian Empire, in 1882, popularized Konstantin Tsiolkovsky’s space travel ideas.