Winning my wings : a woman Airforce service pilot in World War II

by Hodgson, Marion Stegeman.

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One of the first women in the United States to train as a military pilot, the author was part of a little-known World War II experiment called the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) program, which gave young women the then unheard-of opportunity to fly military aircraft. Marion Hodgson tells an exuberant story of the time back in 1943 when she and other WASPs earned their hard-won wings. They learned to fly everything from open-cockpit primary trainers to P-51 Mustangs, B-26 Marauders, and B-29 Superfortresses, and their stateside missions freed their male counterparts for combat duty oversees. This is an action-packed story, often humorous and sometimes harrowing, told mostly through letters Hodgson wrote to a Marine pilot fighting for his life after a fiery crash. It reveals what it was like for these pioneering women as they ferried planes from factories to airfields, test-flew repaired aircraft, and performed a variety of other duties traditionally assigned to men.
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Subjects Hodgson, Marion Stegeman.
Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.) -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
Air pilots, Military -- United States -- Biography.
Publisher Albany, Tex. :Bright Sky Press,[2004]
Language English
Notes Originally published: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, 1996.
Description 286 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
ISBN 1931721475 (alk. paper)
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