A Wasp Among Eagles: A Woman Military Test Pilot in World War II

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Smithsonian Institution Press, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 132 pages
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A WASP among Eagles is the first-person story of how Baumgartner learned to fly, trained as a WASP, and became one of the earliest jet-age pioneers. Flying such planes as the Curtiss A-25 Helldiver, the Lockheed P-38, and the B-29 Superfortress, she was the first woman to participate in a host of experiments, including in-air refueling and flying the first fighter equipped with a pressurized cockpit. But in evaluating the long-awaited turbojet-powered Bell YP-59A, she set a "first" record that would remain unchallenged for ten years.

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Contents

ROOTS
1
AWAKENINGS
9
WAR
20
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Carl has written more than two thousand newspaper columns and magazine articles on science and the environment.

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