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WASPs : women airforce service pilots of World War II

Author: Vera S Williams
Publisher: Osceola, WI, USA : Motorbooks International, 1994.
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Liberally quoting former WASPs, Williams has combined a conversational text with 150 historical and contemporary photographs to record the history of this important group of women in World War II. Under the leadership of Jacqueline Cochran, 1074 women won their wings in a program that lasted from 1942 until they were deactivated in 1944. These skilled pilots performed essential noncombatant military duties,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vera S Williams
ISBN: 0879388560 9780879388560
OCLC Number: 29386555
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 156 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Preface: "Here's Looking at You Kid" --
1. "Yankee Doodle Pilots" --
2. "We Were Only Only Fooling" --
3. "Gee, Mom, I Want to Go Home" --
4. "Im a Flying Wreck" --
5. "Rugged but Right" --
6. "Goin' Back to Where I Come From" --
7. "Buckle Down Fifinella."
Responsibility: Vera S. Williams.

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Liberally quoting former WASPs, Williams has combined a conversational text with 150 historical and contemporary photographs to record the history of this important group of women in World War II. Under the leadership of Jacqueline Cochran, 1074 women won their wings in a program that lasted from 1942 until they were deactivated in 1944. These skilled pilots performed essential noncombatant military duties, including ferrying planes from factory to airports, towing airborne military targets, and test-flying new and repaired planes. - review from Library Journal; by Patricia A. Beaber, Trenton State Coll. Lib., N.J. (posted on Amazon.com).

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