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The Resource Flying higher : the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II, by Wanda Langley

Flying higher : the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II, by Wanda Langley

Label
Flying higher : the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II
Title
Flying higher
Title remainder
the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II
Statement of responsibility
by Wanda Langley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The year was 1943 and a global war was raging. In the U.S., all male military pilots were needed for combat duty, which left critical piloting jobs vacant across the land. Who would deliver the newly manufactured planes to their domestic bases? Who would help train cadet pilots and tow targets for gunnery practice, test new planes, and retest old ones? The answer was: the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP)
  • Civilians all, they earned their military wings and undertook hazardous, sometimes deadly, flight assignments. These elite aviators were organized by powerhouse air legend Jackie Cochran, who fought all the way up to the top brass for them. Facing prejudice and discrimination, the WASPs were determined to do their duty for their country
  • These young women loved their work and leapt at the chance to fly an array of aircraft: trainers, cargo, and fighter planes -- even the B-29 and B-36 bombers that scared off many men! They were an intrepid group of crack pilots whose service was essential at the time but was soon forgotten by the military
  • Adventurous in play as well as in work, the WASPs got into, and out of, some hair-raising episodes. The action is seen through the life of Marie Michell, a nineteen-year-old WASP, whose death in a crash underscores the dangers these women faced on a daily basis while serving their country. Wanda Langley has conducted extensive interviews with former WASPs and has the insider's details of their adventures, as well as their training and service
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Langley, Wanda
Dewey number
940.54/4973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.W7
LC item number
W345 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.)
  • Women air pilots
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Flying higher : the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II, by Wanda Langley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-127) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On solid ground -- Ready to fly -- Blond bombshell -- Fighting for the right to fly -- Up in the air -- Bucket of bolts and the hood -- Crossing the country -- Silver wings and Santiago blue -- Careful where you aim, sir -- You call this plane fixed? -- We can fly anything in this man's army -- Other planes, other places -- Flying higher
Control code
48876541
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 132 pages
Isbn
9780208025067
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002016109
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Flying higher : the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II, by Wanda Langley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-127) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On solid ground -- Ready to fly -- Blond bombshell -- Fighting for the right to fly -- Up in the air -- Bucket of bolts and the hood -- Crossing the country -- Silver wings and Santiago blue -- Careful where you aim, sir -- You call this plane fixed? -- We can fly anything in this man's army -- Other planes, other places -- Flying higher
Control code
48876541
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 132 pages
Isbn
9780208025067
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002016109
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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