Hazel Ying Lee In Pursuit

November 10, 1944 WASP Hazel Ying Lee was summoned to the Bell Aircraft Factory in Niagara Falls, New York to deliver a P-63 KingCobra to Great Falls, Montana. Lee was a member of the elite Pursuit Squad, an all woman ferrying group that delivered aircraft from American factories to the Soviet Air Force. When the aircraft arrived the control tower in Montana was overwhelmed and gave conflicting landing instructions. Lee’s plane collided with another P-63 and was engulfed in flames. On November 25, 1944 she died of burns received in the accident.