Author: Sally Van Wagenen Keil
Those Wonderful Women in Their Flying Machines: The Unknown Heroines of World War II
Rawson, Wade Publisher
Size: 58.3 MB
From 1942 to 1944, almost two thousand women pilots left their civilian lives as students, movie stuntwomen, secretaries, blackjack dealers, and wives with husbands overseas to converge on Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas. There, the only all-female cadet air base in history, they slipped into ill-fitting men's GI flying suits and marched into the "Army Way" of life. Six months later, the Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASPS) were ready to fly every airplane in America's air arsenal, from the colossal B-29 Superfortress to the lightning-fast P-51 Mustang fighter.