Yankee Doodle Gals: Women Pilots of World War II

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Here is a new UPDATED version of this popular book that tells the fascinating story of the first women to fly U.S. military aircraft—the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) of World War II. First published a dozen years ago, Yankee Doodle Gals has now been updated to add new photos and text about the crowning honor the WASP pilots received just three years ago: the Congressional Gold Medal.
These additions, along with an updated Bibliography and Resources section, let Yankee Doodle Gals now cover the full span of the WASPs’ inspiring story. Although these pioneers were never allowed to fly in combat, they flew in many essential wartime missions—some that male pilots didn’t even want to take on.

Through firsthand accounts, these women share their experiences as they test-fly newly repaired aircraft, drag banners behind their planes so male trainees can practice shooting moving targets with live ammunition (!), and ferry all kinds of aircraft from factories to military bases. Their courage, determination, and lively camaraderie make every page inspiring and surprising.

Yankee Doodle Gals will give today’s young people a new look at World War II and show them just how dramatically society has changed since then.

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Deborah Stevenson (The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, January 2002 (Vol. 55, No. 5)) While bureaucratic resistance limited the existence of the women’s flight unit to two years (and they weren’t officially part of the military even then), the flying women of World War II made an indelible impression on those who worked with them. Nathan chronicles the program from its early days as two separate endeavors (one under the control of famous pilot Jackie Cochran and another under Nancy Love) through its integration into the WASP squadron, which provided pilots for ferrying aircraft, flying targets for the training of ground troops, and test-flying damaged aircraft for readiness to return to duty, among other services. Drawing on a multitude of interviews as well as research in public and private print materials, the author effectively conveys both the glee of the program’s many successes (“Here I was a girl of 22 given a million-dollar airplane and told, ‘Go fly!’”) and the sadness of the tragedies made all the more poignant by the women’s non-military status, which meant no military honors, pensions, or assistance with funeral expenses. . . Review Code: R -- Recommended. (c) Copyright 2002, The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 2001, National Geographic, 89p, $21.00. Grades 5-8.

Kimberly L. Paone (VOYA, August 2002 (Vol. 25, No. 3)) . . . This important volume tells the stories of many women who served as pilots from 1942 to 1944, including Jacqueline Cochran and Nancy Love, the true leaders of the WASPs. The history of the group, the hardships they faced, the obstacles they overcame, and what has transpired since the end of the war are all featured in a straightforward, interesting manner. Brief bios, sidebars, and numerous photos complement the text. Also valuable are the chronology and extensive resource guide. Students interested in this historical period or in airplanes and flying, or those who simply want to read about strong women, will be pleased with this informative book. Index. Photos. Maps. Source Notes. Further Reading. Chronology. VOYA CODES: 4Q 4P M J (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Broad general YA appeal; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9). 2001, National Geographic, 89p, $21. Ages 11 to 15.

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Gr. 6-9. In 1973, when the U.S. Navy let eight young women sign up for pilot training, they were called the first to fly U.S. military aircraft. Not so! During World War II, a group of women, later almost forgotten, flew fighters and bombers. Though not allowed in combat, they ferried planes to American airbases and tested recently repaired planes. They even played the part of enemy pilots, allowing U.S. troops to have moving targets at which to shoot. These women were the WASPs (Women's Airforce Service Pilots), and Nathan covers their fascinating story, beginning with the formation of the unit and punctuated by individual biographies. Unfortunately, the fact that two women headed up rival WASP factions sometimes makes the narrative flow confusing, but there's plenty of action to involve readers, and the women's perseverance in the face of obstacles is inspiring. Wonderful black-and-white photos extend the text, and a resource guide lists books, videos, and Web sites. A solid addition to the growing body of literature about women in flight. Ilene Cooper
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