On Silver Wings: The Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II, 1942-1944

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Ballantine Books, 1991 - History - 255 pages
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THEY WERE THE WOMEN WITH THE RIGHT STUFF. They were heroic women who came from every corner of the nation and every walk of life: debutantes, teachers, businesswomen, housewives, daughters of farmers, and factory workers. Almost two thousand of them were accepted into the rigorous Army Air Force flight training program and received their wings--flying with the desert sand in their eyes, with ice on their wings, serving side by side with men flyers. Yet for all their daring and commitment, the WASPs still had to battle red tape, jealous insinuations, and political pressure. Still, they flew on, often outclassing their male counterparts in efficiency, reliability, and physical stamina. Their story rings with all the courage, romance, and adventure of the lives these extraordinary women lived. "Verges brings to life the joy these women found in flying and the dawning realization that women deserved a place in the sky." --The Dallas Morning News "Verges gives us the pride, emotion, and struggle of America's first deployment of women aviators." --Brig. Gen. Wilma L. Vaught USAF (Retired) "Inspiring." --Publishers Weekly From the Paperback edition.

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During World War II, two competing efforts were begun to organize a unit of women pilots to do noncombat flying for the military. When the Army Air Force finally accepted the system devised by racing ... Read full review

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The story of the WASP was something I only recently became interested in but when I started this book I was unable to put it down. I found myself wraped up in the stories and the historical acounts of ... Read full review

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