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Flying For Her Country

Author : Amy Goodpaster Strebe
ISBN : 0275994341
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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American and Russian women served vailantly as pilots during the Second World War, in spite of gender discrimination and the lack of postwar aviation opportunities.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Seized By The Sun

Author : James Ure
ISBN : 9781613735909
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Seized by the Sun introduces teens to the remarkable life of Gertrude "Tommy" Tompkins, who overcame many challenges to find her passion in flying. She became one of 126 elite women chosen to pilot World War II fighter planes for the Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs). Her dissappearance remains a mystery and no crash site was ever found. The result of sixteen years of research and interviews, Seized by the Sun is an invaluable addition to any student's or history buff's bookshelf.
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

A Dance With Death

Author : Anne Noggle
ISBN : 1585441775
Genre : History
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For their heroism and success against the enemy, two of the women's regiments were honored by designation as "Guard" regiments. At least thirty women were decorated with the gold star of Hero of the Soviet Union, their nation's highest award.
Category: History

Night Witches

Author : Bruce Myles
ISBN : IND:30000045718008
Genre : History
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In 1941, as Nazi hordes swept east into the Soviet Union, a desperte call went out for women to join the Russian air force. The result - three entire regiments of women pilots and bombers - was a phenomenon unmatched in World II. Through interviews with these courageous pilots, the author uncovers their story. Soon to be a major motion picture.
Category: History

A Wasp Among Eagles

Author : Ann Carl
ISBN : 9781588343413
Genre : History
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Before World War II most Americans did not believe that the average woman could fly professionally, but during the war more than a thousand women pilots proved them wrong. These were the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs), who served as military flyers on the home front. In March 1944 one of them, Ann Baumgartner, was assigned to the Fighter Flight Test Branch at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. There she would make history as the only woman to test-fly experimental planes during the war and the first woman to fly a jet. A WASP among Eagles is the first-person story of how Baumgartner learned to fly, trained as a WASP, and became one of the earliest jet-age pioneers. Flying such planes as the Curtiss A-25 Helldiver, the Lockheed P-38, and the B-29 Superfortress, she was the first woman to participate in a host of experiments, including in-air refueling and flying the first fighter equipped with a pressurized cockpit. But in evaluating the long-awaited turbojet-powered Bell YP-59A, she set a “first” record that would remain unchallenged for ten years.
Category: History

Yankee Doodle Gals

Author : Amy Nathan
ISBN : 0792282167
Genre : History
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Describes the Women Service Airforce Pilots who fought discrimination in order to train anti-aircraft troops, tow targets, deliver planes to airbases, and test repaired planes for airworthiness during World War II.
Category: History

American Women Pilots Of World War Ii

Author : Karen Donelly
ISBN : 0823944530
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Profiles American women who served as pilots during World War II, and describes their struggles to prove their value both in war time and after returning home.
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Wings Women And War

Author : Reina Pennington
ISBN : 0700615547
Genre : History
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The Soviet Union was the first nation to allow women pilots to fly combat missions. This book tells the story of these young, fearless, and patriotic women pilots and their substantial contribution to the Soviet Air Force's success on the Eastern Front.
Category: History

Flying On Instinct

Author : L. D. Cross
ISBN : 9781927051849
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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They were nicknamed Snow Eagle, Flying Knight, Bush Angel, Punch, Doc and Wop. They worked in open cockpits and flew through cold, snow and fog without the benefit of radios, maps or weather reports. They flew over the Barrens, frozen lakes, boreal forests and mountain ranges by dead reckoning and line of sight. They landed on makeshift runways, glaciers, muskeg, tundra and glassy lakes. Comrades of the wilderness, they were Canada's early bush pilots. L.D. Cross brings us the incredible stories of the brave and enterprising pilots who rolled back the boundaries of western and northern Canada, delivering mail, medicine, miners and all the supplies needed by frontier settlements. Flying such planes as Curtiss, Bellanca, de Havilland, Fairchild, Junkers, Norseman, Stinson and Vickers, they were the off-roaders of aviation, venturing where no others dared to go. Climb into the cockpit with these pioneering pilots for an exciting trip into Canadian aviation history.
Category: Biography & Autobiography