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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
Title
The women with silver wings
Title remainder
the inspiring true story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Sharp Landdeck
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The thrilling true story of the daring female aviators who helped the United States win World War II--only to be forgotten by the country they served. 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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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
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DLC
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Landdeck, Katherine Sharp
Dewey number
940.54/497309252
Illustrations
photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
D790.5
LC item number
.L36 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Women air pilots
Label
The women with silver wings : the inspiring true story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II, Katherine Sharp Landdeck
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Airminded -- The experiment begins -- She will direct the women pilots -- Outstanding woman flier of the world -- Ferry pilots -- The Fabulous First -- A chance to serve -- Carrying on -- The army way -- The Hopefuls -- Earning those wings -- Avenger field -- Expansion -- The Women Airforce Service Pilots -- England -- Aerial dishwashers -- A secret little deal -- The lost last class -- "I regret to inform you..." -- Simple justice -- Disbandment -- The End of the Experiment -- Finding Their Way -- Moving on -- Reunited -- The fight begins -- The Year of the WASP -- The final flight -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9781524762810
Lccn
2019059114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)on1135091150
Label
The women with silver wings : the inspiring true story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II, Katherine Sharp Landdeck
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Airminded -- The experiment begins -- She will direct the women pilots -- Outstanding woman flier of the world -- Ferry pilots -- The Fabulous First -- A chance to serve -- Carrying on -- The army way -- The Hopefuls -- Earning those wings -- Avenger field -- Expansion -- The Women Airforce Service Pilots -- England -- Aerial dishwashers -- A secret little deal -- The lost last class -- "I regret to inform you..." -- Simple justice -- Disbandment -- The End of the Experiment -- Finding Their Way -- Moving on -- Reunited -- The fight begins -- The Year of the WASP -- The final flight -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9781524762810
Lccn
2019059114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)on1135091150

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