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Author Rickman, Sarah Byrn, author

Title WASP of the Ferry Command : women pilots, uncommon deeds / Sarah Byrn Rickman ; foreword by Deborah G. Douglas
Published Denton, Texas : University of North Texas Press, [2016]
©2016
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Contents War declared, pilots needed -- September 1939-September 1942 -- The beginnings -- Coup at the water cooler -- Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron -- Building the WFTD -- October 1942-April 1943 -- Women's Flying Training Detachment -- Class 43-1, the "guinea pigs" -- Class 43-2 -- Class 43-3 -- Classes 43-4, 43-5 and 43-6 -- Three more women's ferrying squadrons formed -- January-June 1943 -- 5th Ferrying Group, Dallas -- 2nd Ferrying Group, Wilmington -- 3rd Ferrying Group, Romulus -- 6th Ferrying Group, Long Beach -- Welcome to the Ferry Command -- Missions altered, July-November 1943 -- Cochran and a power grab -- Nancy and Betty fly the fortress -- New mission for the Ferrying Division -- The air inspector -- The ATC holds firm in tussle for command -- Ferrying can be hazardous to your health, December 1943-July 1944 -- Ten WASP ferry pilots tell all! -- WASP fly "the game changer" December 1943-July 1944 -- Pursuit school -- Militarization -- Officer training school -- The first transfers -- 21st Ferrying Group, Palm Springs -- D-Day, the sixth of June -- A typical coast-to-coast P-51 delivery -- Winning the war, losing the battle, August-November 1944 -- The great transfer -- The fall out -- Ferrying -- the highs and lows -- Denouement, November-December 1944 -- Twelve WASP ferry pilots died -- Facts of life in the Ferry Command -- In their own words
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 22, 2016)
Subject United States. Army Air Forces -- Transportation.
United States. Army Air Forces. Air Transport Command. Ferrying Division -- History.
Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.) -- History.
Airplanes -- United States -- Ferrying -- History -- 20th century
Women air pilots -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Transportation -- United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1574416375
1574416421 (electronic bk)
9781574416374
9781574416428 (electronic bk)