British Service Member Takes Break From WWII to Fix Her Hair Situation

By V-Day, the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service had over 190,000 members in support roles for the British Army ranging from waitress and truck driver to searchlight and radar operator. Originally a volunteer service, the ATF eventually paid its women two-thirds the pay given to military men. » 11/11/14 11:00am 11/11/14 11:00am

Badass Women WWII Pilots To Be Honored With Rose Bowl Float

When Dorothy "Dot" Lewis, a former Women's Airforce Service Pilot in World War II, passed away this September, her son wanted to do something special to honor her and the other 1,073 WASPs. What better way to honor such an important but largely forgotten aspect of the US Military than with the US's most historic… » 11/07/13 1:30pm 11/07/13 1:30pm

Marilyn Monroe Assembled Drones During World War II

It seems every six months or so these photos of Marilyn Monroe from World War II make the rounds on the good ol' internet machine. At the time they were captured in 1944 she hadn't yet taken the name Marilyn Monroe, nor had she dyed her curly locks blonde. She was simply known as Norma Jeane Dougherty and worked in a… » 7/26/13 12:33pm 7/26/13 12:33pm

Badass British Broad Led Thousands Of French Fighters To Glory

The exploits of Pearl Cornioley, a British spy who led thousands of French Resistance fighters in guerrilla missions against the Germans, were just declassified by English intelligence, says today's International Herald Tribune. We wrote about her death earlier this month, and now that more information has come to… » 4/01/08 9:30am 4/01/08 9:30am