?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Entries Journal Reading List Calendar User Info Previous Previous Next Next
Yesterday's Installment of "Women who kicked butt" - Morgan Dawn Livejournal:The Here And Now
The Here And Now
morgandawn
morgandawn
Yesterday's Installment of "Women who kicked butt"

The Nazi assistant air service (basically pilots who flew aircraft from factories to the frontline units so that the actual air force troops could focus on fighting) employed women, and it definitely involved getting in harm’s way. One of its officers, Beate Uhse, was a very skilled pilot who flew Stukas, Fw190s, Me-109s and even Me-262s, frequently encountering Allied fighters and getting away without a scratch. After the war, when as a former Luftwaffe pilot she wasn’t allowed to fly, she took a career in sexual education and eventually founded the world’s first sex shop.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beate_Uhse-Rotermund  (click on the link, definitely worth a deeper read)

[A Dreamwidth post with comment count unavailable comments | Post or read on Dreamwidth| How to use OpenID]
2 comments or Leave a comment
Comments
vala3 From: vala3 Date: August 29th, 2014 08:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
In the U.S. we had women who did the same thing. Just read a fiction book based on them by Fannie Flagg which was great. Something like the All Girls Filling Station's Last Reunion. But finding out about the women who went and flew as well as the men, but couldn't go into combat or some other areas was so interesting.
astartexx From: astartexx Date: August 30th, 2014 10:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Her name is a synonym for sexual education and liberation here in Germany. Very few people know about her pilot career, but I was always impressed by her life and her care for female autonomy and pleasure.
2 comments or Leave a comment