AfriGeneas Military Research Forum Archive
WWII - Willa Beatrice Brown
"Willa Beatrice Brown, a 31-year-old Negro American, serves her country by training pilots for the U.S. Army Air Forces. She is the first Negro woman to receive a commission as a lieutenant in the U.S. Civil Air Patrol."
NOTE: Before World War II Willa Brown was a charter member of the National Airmen Association of America, organized in Chicago.