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The Resource WASP of the Ferry Command : Women Pilots, Uncommon Deeds, Sarah Byrn Rickman ; foreword by Deborah G. Douglas

WASP of the Ferry Command : Women Pilots, Uncommon Deeds, Sarah Byrn Rickman ; foreword by Deborah G. Douglas

Label
WASP of the Ferry Command : Women Pilots, Uncommon Deeds
Title
WASP of the Ferry Command
Title remainder
Women Pilots, Uncommon Deeds
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Byrn Rickman ; foreword by Deborah G. Douglas
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"WASP of the Ferry Command is the story of the women ferry pilots who flew more than nine million miles in 72 different aircraft-115,000 pilot hours-for the Ferrying Division, AirTransport Command, during World War II. In the spring of 1942, Col. William H. Tunner lacked sufficient male pilots to move vital trainer aircraft from the factory to the training fields. Nancy Love found 28 experienced women pilots who could do the job. They, along with graduates of the army's flight training school forwomen-established by Jacqueline Cochran-performed this duty until fall 1943, when manufacture of trainers ceased. In December 1943 the women ferry pilots went back to school to learn to fly high-performance WWII fighters, known as pursuits. By January 1944 they began delivering high performance P-51s, 47s, and 39s. Prior to D-Day and beyond, P-51s were crucial to the air war over Germany. They had the range to escort B-17s and B-24s from England to Berlin and back on bombing raids that ultimately brought down the German Reich. Getting those pursuits to the docks in New Jersey for shipment abroad became these women's primary job. Ultimately, more than one hundred WASP pursuit pilots were engaged in this vital movement of aircraft."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
TXA/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rickman, Sarah Byrn
Dewey number
940.54/4973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D790.5
LC item number
.R53 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.)
  • United States
  • United States
  • Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.)
  • United States
  • United States
  • Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Women air pilots
  • Airplanes
  • HISTORY
  • TRANSPORTATION
  • Airplanes
  • Armed Forces
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • Military participation
  • Transportation
  • Women air pilots
  • United States
Label
WASP of the Ferry Command : Women Pilots, Uncommon Deeds, Sarah Byrn Rickman ; foreword by Deborah G. Douglas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-427) 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
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
Control code
ocn930508805
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 440 pages
Isbn
9781574416374
Lccn
2015046031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)930508805
  • (Sirsi) a2030528
Label
WASP of the Ferry Command : Women Pilots, Uncommon Deeds, Sarah Byrn Rickman ; foreword by Deborah G. Douglas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-427) 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
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
Control code
ocn930508805
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 440 pages
Isbn
9781574416374
Lccn
2015046031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)930508805
  • (Sirsi) a2030528

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