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Women Military Pilots Of World War Ii

Author : Lois K. Merry
ISBN : 9780786457687
Genre : History
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More than 2000 women in the United States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union flew military airplanes in organized units during World War II, yet their stories are largely unknown. These pilots ferried aircraft, flew targets for ground artillery practice, tested airplanes and equipment, and many of them flew in combat. The women pilots proved that they could manage bombers and fighters as well as their male counterparts, and several later remarked that “the airplanes didn’t care who flew them.” Topics covered include the training of female pilots, how female flight units were developed and structured, the hazards of conflict, and how these women reintegrated into civilian life following the war.
Category: History

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

Women Pilots Of World War Ii

Author : Jean Hascall Cole
ISBN : 0874804930
Genre : History
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Jean Hascall Cole's interviews with her fellow classmates documents their valuable contribution to the history of women, aviation, and the military. Women Pilots of World War II presents a rare look at the personal experiences of the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs) by recording the adventures of one of eighteen classes of women to graduate from the Army Air Forces flight training school during World War II. This unique oral history verifies and shines a long-overdue spotlight on the flying accomplishments of these remarkable women.
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

Winning My Wings

Author : Marion Stegeman Hodgson
ISBN : 1931721475
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The story of how the author and other WASPs in 1943 won their wings, learning how fly any kind of plane that would free their male counterparts for combat duty overseas.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Vera S. Williams
ISBN : 0879388560
Genre : History
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En illustreret beretning om og af kvindelige piloter i den amerikanske WASP-organisation under 2. verdenskrig.
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 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


Author : Karl Friedrich
ISBN : 9781590135709
Genre : Fiction
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Based on the true World War II stories of America’s first female military pilots, this historic novel follows the story of a young woman from a dirt-poor farm family. Sally Ketchum has little chance of bettering her life until a mysterious barnstormer named Tex teaches her to fly and to dare to love. But when Tex dies in a freak accident, Sally must make her own way in the world. She enrolls in the U.S. military’s Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program at a special school known as Avenger, where she learns to fly the biggest, fastest, meanest planes. She also reluctantly becomes involved with Beau Bayard, a flight instructor and aspiring writer who seems to offer her everything she could want. Despite her obvious mastery of flying, many members of the military are unable to accept that a "skirt” has any place in a cockpit. Soon Sally finds herself struggling against a high-powered Washington lawyer that wants to close down Avenger once and for all.
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Nevada Women Military Pilots Of World War 2

Author : Hazel Hohn
ISBN : OCLC:40431354
Genre : Nellis Air Force Base (Nev.)
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Reminiscences of Nevada women who were members of the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP) during World War II include accounts by or about Jacqueline Cochran, Margaret (Maggie) Gee, Lois Brooks Hailey, Jean McCart, Betty Strohfus Wall, Mildred Taylor, Beverly Moses, Doris Klein Ohm, Hazel Hohn, Joy Merritt Moore, Geraldine Hardman Jordan, Jeanette Jenkins, Marjorie Laverne Davis, Lola King Gieseking, Maxine Harvey, Madelon Burcham Hill, Rosina Lewis Todd, Margaret Harper Watson, Florence Emig Wheeler, Edna Bishop, Marie Mountain Clark, Ruth Craig Jones, Elaine Rowe, Fran Dias Gustavson, Bev Beesemeyer, Blanche Osborn, Marianne Verges, Olive (Gwen) Crosby Barthelmess, Louesa Thompson Beard, Julia Bartlett, Ida (Skip) Carter, Mardo Crane, Margaret Gerhardt, Madelyn Taylor Eggleston, Dorothy Krasovec Eby, Lewise Adie, Fran Snyder Tanassy, Marge Barkeley, the Las Vegas Army Airfield (now, Nellis Air Foce Base), the Minden Inn, and the Reno Sky Ranch (airfield).
Category: Nellis Air Force Base (Nev.)