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Bernice Falk Haydu

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Bernice "Bee" Falk Haydu (December 15, 1920 – January 30, 2021) was an American aviator. She was a Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) in World War II.[1] Haydu remained active in aviation and has been an activist for women pilots into her 90s. Haydu was born in Montclair, New Jersey.

From 1978 to 1980 she was president of Women Military Aviators. She was one of the three surviving WASPs present in the Oval Office in 2009, when Barack Obama awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the WASPs for their service.[2]

Haydu turned 100 in December 2020.[3] She died a month later on January 30, 2021.[4]


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  1. David L. Langford, "World War II WASPs Made History" Daily Herald (September 23, 1976): 49. via Newspapers.comopen access publication – free to read
  2. Bernie Becker, "World War II Women Pilots to Receive Medals" New York Times: The Caucus (July 1, 2009).
  3. "Bee Falk's 100th Birthday". National Air and Space Museum. Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  4. Bernice S. HAYDU obituary

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