Maryse Hilsz,(born Marie-Antoinette Hilsz, 7 March 1901 in Levallois-Perret and died on 30 January 1946). Hilsz started out her professional life as a milliner. She entered a parachute jumping contest in 1924. After completing more than one hundred and twelve jumps ( twenty double) she took up flying and was among the first French women to receive her aviator’s license. In 1945 , Charles Tillon , Air Minister of the Charles de Gaulle ( GPRF ) administration created the first French unit of female military pilots, like the Soviet Union during World War II . Among the first recruits were Maryse Hilsz„ Elisabeth Boselli and Anne-Marie Imbrecq. Maryse Hilsz was appointed second lieutenant and assigned to Group ministerial air links (GLAM). Among the records set by Hilsz: November 9, 1931. Record long-distance flight from Paris - Saigon - Paris , on Gipsy Moth.
August 19, 1932. Women’s altitude record,10,000 m at Villacoublay .
April 28, 1934. Record distance and speed record with a raid Paris - Tokyo - Paris , 30 000 km, on Breguet 33 R motor 650 hp Hispano.