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Wasps: Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II ebook

by Vera S. Williams


Suitable for World War II, women's studies, and general interest collections. Patricia A. Beaber, Trenton State Coll.

Suitable for World War II, women's studies, and general interest collections.

The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) (also Women's Army Service Pilots or Women's Auxiliary Service Pilots) was a civilian women pilots' organization.

The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) (also Women's Army Service Pilots or Women's Auxiliary Service Pilots) was a civilian women pilots' organization, whose members were United States federal civil service employees. Members of WASP became trained pilots who tested aircraft, ferried aircraft and trained other pilots

Vera William's book is simply the best portrait of these wonderful. WASP - Women Airforce Service Pilots.

Vera William's book is simply the best portrait of these wonderful. Whirly-Girls International.

One of the women pilots in this book is a dear friend of ours. We co-owned a Cessna 172 with Iris Cummings Critchell and her husband Howard Critch Critchell when we lived in Southern California. She ferried warplanes from Long Beach to drop off points all over the east coast for delivery to The European war zone.

A WASP family album, of sorts. com User, November 6, 2008. I confess up front that I missed this book when it was originally published in 1994.

Second World War (content). WILLIAMS, VERA S. (Author) Motorbooks International (Publisher). Over two million American servicemen passed through Britain during the Second World War. In 1944, at the height of activity, up to half a million were based there with the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). Their job was to man and maintain the vast fleets of aircraft needed to attack German cities and industry.

Before World War II some women pilots made their marks on aviation history. In August 1943 all women flying for the USAAF were consolidated into the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) and Jacqueline Cochran was the USAAF Director for Women Pilots and Nancy Harkness Love was named the WASP executive on the Air Transport Command Ferrying Division. Over 25,000 women applied for the WASP, 1,830 were accepted, and 1,074 graduated and 900 stayed with the WASP until it was disbanded on December 20, 1944. Besides ferrying aircraft WASP flew aircraft for target towing.

On glider towing and radar scrambling, see Vera S. Williams, WASPs: Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II (Osceola: Motorbooks International Publishers and Wholesalers, 1994), 99. 36 military status they. 36 military status they had hoped for and, even worse, contributed to their deactivation in December 1944 before the war was over. Love and the Ferrying Division were not willing to wait on Congress because they needed to deliver the planes, so they hired the women as civilians and planned to later push for Congress to militarize them under the Army Air Force. 5 The decision to organize quickly and start ferrying helped clear out the 3 Helena Page Schrader, Sisters in Arms: British and.

The Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII- NHD 2011. Women Airforce Service Pilots. Women's Airforce Service Pilots) Video. WWII Veteran Mickey Brown - Woman Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). as a means of free up male pilots for combat duties Women Air Force Service Pilots or WASP, were formed in 1943 the wasps were emerging up to earlier relatively independent civil service programs for women pilots led by Jackie Cochran and Nancy love this group of women were the first licensed female pilots in the United States to fly military airplanes for.

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Iarim
Love this book. The photographs are wonderful! I was fortunate enough in
October to meet and visit with 6 of these fine lady pilots. Thanks for your
care in getting this book to me.
Jube
The WASP story is inspiring, and I got chills from looking at this awesome coffee-table book of photos, with accompanying text and stories. Unfortunately, the used copy I recently bought was actually defaced (with box-cutter slits across most of the back 1/3 of the book), but I'm so enthusiastic about the book I'm buying another copy.
Loni
I was six and one half years old when WWII started, so this was a good history lesson of how women assisted in the war.
Beranyle
Balanced, and not too long, overview of the group's history. Lots of great pictures. A coffee table book.
Qusicam
This book is liberating to women everywhere! The reason I bought this intriguing book was that my Grandmother Didi Moorman is actually in the book! pgs., 17, 111, 113, 120, 151.
GawelleN
Got this one for our granddaughter who wanted a different point of view.
TheMoonix
great abook
I confess up front that I missed this book when it was originally published in 1994. I saw one copy at a public library years later and spent ages trying to run down a copy of my own. It was worth the time for the search!

The serious researcher or fan of the WASP will find little new in the text. Ms Williams dutifully records the stories told her by the WASP veterans in the '80s and '90s, and weaves them into a fairly standard narrative of the rise and fall of the program. All the familliar players among the WASP are here.

What sets this book apart is the collection of photos many are familliar, many are new, and a fair number of the wartime photos are in their original full color. The researcher, reenactor, and modeler will all find new stuff to rejoice in.

It's a shame that this volume seems to have only had one fairly short printing. Anyone looking for a good base to learn the story of these brave and motivated women serving America in wartime would do well to start here.
Wasps: Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II ebook
Author:
Vera S. Williams
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Military
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Publisher:
Motorbooks Intl; 1st edition (March 1, 1994)
Pages:
156 pages
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