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Betty Ann Lussier was a fiercely independent, hardworking woman w/a craving for excitement & a compassion for humanitarian issues.

She was one of a few female pilots in #WWII.

She was also an #OSS counterintel officer.

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#WomensHistoryMonth
#WomenInIntel
Betty’s father, Emile John Lussier, was a decorated #WWI fighter pilot w/British @RoyalAirForce.

She inherited his love of flying & joined Civilian Pilot Training Program @UofMaryland & worked nights building B-26 bombers.

At 20 years old, Betty was determined to fight in #WWII
1942: Betty joined British Air Transport Auxiliary, 1st female pilots to officially ferry planes in wartime

Betty wanted to see combat. Her godfather Sir William Stephenson [1.usa.gov/1EKjbUm] was friends w/Gen Donovan & helped her get a new gig w/#OSS

#WomensHistoryMonth
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La madrugada del 9 de mayo de 1945 llegó a Bletchley Park la noticia de la rendición de Hitler.

Unos 10000 descifradores de códigos vibraron entonces de júbilo. Más de 6600 eran MUJERES.

#EnHebrasMatemáticas
#DíaMujerYNiñaEnCiencia #11F2019 #QueCorraSuVoz

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En la Primera Guerra Mundial, mientras los compañeros malvivían, en el mejor de los casos, rodeados de cadáveres putrefactos y diezmados por las bombas y el gas mostaza, el soldado #Hitler, un artista fracasado que pintaba postales, fue destinado a un cómodo trabajo de correo.
El desenlace de la primera gran contienda en 1918 fue el caldo de cultivo perfecto para que aquel anodino personaje, introvertido y solitario, comenzara a batir sus alas hasta desencadenar el más vergonzante episodio de la historia de la Humanidad.
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