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WASP of the Ferry Command: Women Pilots, Uncommon Deeds

Sarah Byrn Rickman ; foreword by Deborah G. Douglas
Format
Book
Published
Denton, Texas : University of North Texas Press, [2016]
Language
English
ISBN
9781574416374, 9781574416428
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.
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pages cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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