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The Resource The women with silver wings : the inspiring true story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II, Katherine Sharp Landdeck

The women with silver wings : the inspiring true story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II, Katherine Sharp Landdeck

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The women with silver wings : the inspiring true story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II
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The women with silver wings
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the inspiring true story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II
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Katherine Sharp Landdeck
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eng
Summary
"With the fate of the free world hanging in the balance, women pilots went aloft to serve their nation. . . . A soaring tale in which, at long last, these daring World War II pilots gain the credit they deserve."--Liza Mundy, New York Times bestselling author of Code Girls When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in December 1941, Cornelia Fort was already in the air. At twenty-two, Fort had escaped Nashville's debutante scene for a fresh start as a flight instructor in Hawaii. She and her student were in the middle of their lesson when the bombs began to fall, and they barely made it back to ground that morning. Still, when the U.S. Army Air Forces put out a call for women pilots to aid the war effort, Fort was one of the first to respond. She became one of just over 1,100 women from across the nation to make it through the Army's rigorous selection process and earn her silver wings. The brainchild of trailblazing pilots Nancy Love and Jacqueline Cochran, the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) gave women like Fort a chance to serve their country--and to prove that women aviators were just as skilled as men. While not authorized to serve in combat, the WASP helped train male pilots for service abroad, and ferried bombers and pursuits across the country. Thirty-eight WASP would not survive the war. But even taking into account these tragic losses, Love and Cochran's social experiment seemed to be a resounding success--until, with the tides of war turning, Congress clipped the women's wings. The program was disbanded, the women sent home. But the bonds they'd forged never failed, and over the next few decades they came together to fight for recognition as the military veterans they were--and for their place in history
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TEFOD
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Landdeck, Katherine Sharp
Dewey number
940.54/497309252
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LC call number
D790.5
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  • biography
  • history
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Read by Gabra Zackman
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  • Zackman, Gabra
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  • Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.)
  • Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Women air pilots
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Women air pilots
  • United States
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The women with silver wings : the inspiring true story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II, Katherine Sharp Landdeck
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (10 hr., 56 min., 29 sec.))
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online
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9781984845061
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Label
The women with silver wings : the inspiring true story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II, Katherine Sharp Landdeck
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Publication
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unknown
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digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
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spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
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rdacontent
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  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (10 hr., 56 min., 29 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781984845061
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital
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9d37ec36-44bc-4dd8-bfa4-2291e37931a3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1151605969
  • (OCoLC)on1151605969
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