A narrative history, from first-hand interviews, of the valiant American women pilots of World War II.
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Writer, pilot and niece of a World War II female B-17 pilot.Review:
"Sally Van Wagenen Keil has restored the WASPs to history with full honors in this affectionate and savvy book." -- The New York Times Book Review
... takes a bit of neglected American history and goes through it like a P-51 through a bevy of barrage balloons. -- Sarasota Herald-Tribune
An important, exciting book. -- Library Journal
If you think the skies belong to birds and men, you might want to consider a different notion. Ladybirds and Ladybirds II is a history of American women in every aspect of aviation from a woman balloonist of 200 years ago, to the early days of Anne Morrow Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart, to today's commercial women airline pilots (co-author Lori Griffith is a Boeing 737 captain with USAir). Those Wonderful Women and Their Flying Machines hones in on World War II to recount the story of the over 1,000 women pilots who flew in the military as part of the Women's Air Force Service Pilots (WASP). Over 25,000 women applied and 1,800 were selected to train at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas. From 1942 to '44, these pilots flew over 60 million miles in every type of plane the airforce had, and 38 women lost their lives in service. Here, in biography style, the niece of one of these pilots recreates the amazing story of what she calls "one of the best-kept secrets of World War II." Together, these books record an unexplored part of American and aviation history along with the passion of women who loved to fly. -- From The WomanSource Catalog & Review: Tools for Connecting the Community for Women
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Descrizione libro Rawson Assoc, 1979. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110892560665
Descrizione libro Rawson Assoc, 1979. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0892560665