Remembering Asian and Pacific Islander Veterans: Maggie Gee, WWII WASP Pilot

Maggie Gee was a pioneering Asian American pilot, physicist, and political activist.  She was one of two Chinese American women in United State’s Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) program during World War II.  One task she had as a pilot was towing a low  flying target for live ammunition shooting practice!  In the video shown above, she tells her story.  In 2009, Gee, along with all the other living WASP pilots, received the Congressional Medal of Honor.  A book about her, called Sky High:  The True Story of Maggie Gee, was written by Marissa Moss.

Gee died in 2013.  A campaign was started to rename Oakland International Airport after her with this petition.

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