B52 Winery celebrates the heroic 1100 first female aviators to fly military aircraft in WWII. These pioneering female aviators flew over 60 million miles and ferried every type of military aircraft to the war front. Thirty-eight members lost their lives and one disappeared while on a ferry mission, her fate still unknown. In 1977, for their WWII service, the members were granted veteran status, and in 2009 awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.