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A Dance With Death: Soviet Airwomen in World War II by WASP Anne Noggle, Christine A. White. Texas A & M University Press, 1994. A book about the
celebrated Russian flyers in WWII who flew combat missions
A WASP Among Eagles: A Woman Military Test Pilot in World War II by WASP Ann Baumgartner Carl. .
A first-person story of a woman military test pilot in World War II who
became the first American woman to fly an experimental jet. Ann Carl
learned to fly, trained as a WASP, and became one of the earliest jet-age
pioneers. Available from the WASP-WWII Stores.
Dear Mother & Daddy
by WASP Marie Clark 284 pages with wonderful pictures.
published by First Page Publications. WONDERFUL BOOK--5 stars!
For God, Country, and the Thrill of It: Women Airforce Service Pilots in World War II: Photographic Portraits and Text by WASP Anne Noggle.
Texas A & M University Press, 1991. Anne
Noggle --WASP and award-winning PHOTOGRAPHER...with a sense of humor and a unique way to
tell her story.
I LOVE THIS BOOK!
Flying High: The Amazing Story of
Betty Greene and the early years of Mission Aviation Fellowship. Betty Greene with Dietrich Buss. Christian
Publications, Inc. Camp Hill, Pennsylvania 2002. What a legacy of
courage and commitment!
Flying the Zunie Mountains Ann Darr. Washington, D.C.: Forest Woods Media Productions, 1994. Ann was a poet and this book captures her spirit and the spirit of flight!
Girls Can't Be Pilots: An Aerobiography by WASP Margaret J. Ringenberg with Jane L.
Daedalus Press, 1998. 320 pages with 29 photographs. Mother of the Year in Indiana for the year
2000, Margaret continued flying and competing in air races all her life! Her book is delightful! Available on Amazon
Girls of Avenger by
WASP Alyce Roher. 187 pages.
The story revolves around the experiences of one class, 44-W-4. Events and
experiences reported all actually happened, To read the sample chapter, click here!
How High She Flies: Dorothy Swain Lewis, WASP of WWII, Horsewoman, Artist, Teacher
by Ann L.
Cooper with WASP Dorothy Swain Lewis. Aviatrix publishing, Inc., 1999. FABULOUS BOOK which tells the story of an
intriguing and wonderfully talented
WASP, horsewoman, teacher and artist. Beautifully laid out -- easy reading
and wonderful photography. Tabletop must have book for a WASP library.
Jackie Cochran--Bio by Jacqueline Cochran, Maryann Bucknum Brinley. Bantam Books, Incorporated, 1987. Truly, without
question and without challengers--she was the greatest in history. At the time of
her death in 1980, Jackie Cochran held more speed, altitude and distance records than any
other pilot, MALE OR FEMALE! To this day, NO ONE has ever matched her achievement!
Love at First Flight: One Woman's Experience As a Wasp in World War Ii...and Fifty Years Later, She's Still Flying" by
WASP Elizabeth Strohfus as told to Cheryl Young. St. Cloud, Minnesota: North Star Press, 1994. GREAT STORY of a
On Final Approach by WASP Byrd Howell Granger. (out of print) Scottsdale, AZ: Falconer Publishing Company, 1991. The planned revisions and changes were put on hold when the author died, and now, the book is no longer in print. but it may be found in your local library--or interlibrary loan-- an EXCELLENT reference book on the WASP + --try interlibrary loan--
Out of the Blue
and Into History. WASP Betty Stagg Turner.(out
of print) This book chronicles
the lives of 673 WASP--with their personal stories written by the
individual WASP or by their families. WONDERFUL RESOURCE OF WASP
HISTORY! 576 pages with pictures.
in the Sky, Vol. 1, the WAFS by WASP Adela Riek Scharr.
Patrice Press, 1995.
Sisters in the Sky: The WASP Vol. 2
by WASP Adela Riek Scharr,Gregory M. Franzwa
Patrice Press , 1995.
The Stars at Noon (Flight, its first seventy-five years) Jacqueline Cochran, Floyd B. Odlum.
Ayer Company Publishers, Incorporated, 1980. Jackie's personal and inspirational story. She rose from far more than
WASP Letters Home.WASP Bee
Haydu's delightful book -- sharing her letters home during her service
during WWII. As WASP President, Bee worked with Bruce Arnold,
Barry Goldwater, Margaret Heckler and Lindy Boggs, as well as many
dedicated WASP, to lobby Congress for WASP Veteran's status. Her stories
are wonderful and so is Bee! email Bee
WASP by Winifred Wood
with illustrations by Dot Swain . Self published, 1978. Delightful
book written by WASP Winnie Wood. RARE --
Winning My Wings: A Woman Airforce Service Pilot In World War II by WASP Marion Stegemen Hodgson. Naval Institute Press, 1996. This book is terrific...if you've never been upside down in an open cockpit or you'd like to know what it was really like in WASP training, this is an excellent personal history! Marion's sense of humor and her ability to share her feelings (almost while they are happening) make this book a must read!
Women Pilots of World War II by
Jean Hascall Cole - Forward by WASP Dora Dougherty Strother. University of Utah Press,
Salt Lake City, 1992.
Women Who Dared: American Female Test
Pilots, Flight Test Engineers, & Astronauts by
WASP Pat Pateman
Zoot-suits and parachutes and wings of silver, too!: The World War II air force training of women pilots : 1942-1944 by WASP Doris Brinker Tanner. Turner Publishing Company, Paducah, KY, 1996. Phone (502)
443-0121. Limited Edition--about WASP class of 44-w-4. Doris has captured many
of the class of 44-4's stories, along with her own touching personal
story of romance long distance. Doris is a terrific writer and
southern lady...and she shares her memories in a beautiful almost tabletop
sized book. Photographs throughout.
Christian Heroes Then & Now: Betty Greene, WINGS TO SERVE Janet & Geoff Benge. YWAM Publishing, A
Ministry of Youth With a Mission. 1999 Wonderful story about an absolutely inspirational WASP.
Coming out Right: The Story of Jacqueline Cochran, the First Woman Aviator to Break the
Sound Barrier by Elizabeth Simpson Smith. Walker & C, 1991.
Flying Higher: The Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II by Wanda Langley.
Haven, CT: The Shoestring Press, 2002. Wonderful real life story of
one of the 38 WASP who was killed flying for her country.
Maggie Ray: World War II Air Force Pilot by Marsha J. Wright. Pen & Publish, Inc. (June 1, 2007) Available on Amazon. "Maggie Ray" inspires us to follow our dreams to new heights. It was wartime 1943. Margaret's daughter, author Marsha J. Wright, brings you the exciting story beginning when Maggie was ten through war's end.
My grandma is a pilot by Cheryl Young with original drawings by grandson of WASP Elizabeth Strohfus. Great book for children.
Nancy Bastson Crews, Alabama's First Lady of Flight. by Sarah Byrn Rickman. Fire Ant Books, 2009. 231 pages. Biography of an uncommon woman--high school cheerleader, campus queen, airplane pilot, wife, mother, politician, businesswoman.
Nancy Love and the WASP Ferry Pilots of World War II by Sarah Byrn Rickman. paperback: University of North Texas Press, 2014.352 pages. Biography of Nancy Love and her role in the WAFS and WASP programs. North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series.
The Originals: The Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron of World War II by Sarah Byrn Rickman. USA: Disc-us Books, 2001 A book about the Women's Air Ferrying Squadron pilots--the WAFS who
later merged to become part of the WASP.
Sharpie: The Life Story of Evelyn Sharp - Nebraska's Aviatrix by Diane R.
Bartels, Linda J. Dageforde (Editor) Dageforde Publishing, 1996. Evelyn Sharp
joined the WAFS with almost 3,000 hours flying time. Her story is one of a lady who truly
loved to fly--from barnstorming to delivering over 150 planes of 18 different types.
Her career was cut short when she became one of the 38 WASP to give their lives for their
Stars at Noon: Poems from the Life of Jacqueline Cochran by Enid Shomer poems based on Jackie
Cochran's life. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2001. Wonderful use of poetry to get to the heart of a
Those Wonderful Women in Their Flying Machines: The Unknown Heroines of World War II by Sally Van Wagenen Keil. Four
Directions Press, 1994. A WONDERFUL WASP history--with more than 1 WASP featured. Historical
references and time line in this book are excellent.
from the Doghouse
by Celeste Graves This book
was written about the first three classes that trained at the Houston
Municipal Airport and includes information about instructors and
Aviation Enterprises, Inc. personnel. The author's office was called "the doghouse" and was on the flight line. She was dispatcher and kept all the records
on the flying time. As Celeste says, "It
was a labor of love to write the book!" email Celeste
WASP In Their Own Words, An Illustrated History by Nancy Parrish. Torchlight Media, 2010. This 238 page book is the ultimate history of the WASP. A graphic-rich journey into the lives of these inspirational, pioneering female pilots. It encompasses experiences from their first flights, to their entering Army Air Force flight training, to their service as military pilots during some of the darkest days of WWII, to their fight for veteran status, and to the passage in 2009 of Public Law 111-40, which awarded them the Congressional Gold Medal. Over 200 pages of color graphics and photos.
WASPs: Women Airforce Service Pilots in World War II by Vera S. Williams. Motorbooks International, Publishers & Wholesalers, Incorporated, 1994. Wonderful
PICTURES in this book.
Wings, WASP & Warriors by
Travis Monday. Features the WASP, Avenger Field, the National WASP
WWII Museum, Silent Wings Museum, Pioneer Museum --and includes original
Wingtip to Wingtip: 8 WASPs, Women's Airforce Service Pilots of World War II by Marjorie H. Roberts. USA: Aviatrix
Publishing, 2000. From the words of individual WASP.
Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II, the WASP by J. David Dameron. Willow Bend Books, 2004.
Reference book on the WASP--including names of all the graduates.
196 pp with almost a picture on every page!
Yankee Doodle Gals: Women Pilots of World War II by Amy Nathan forward by Astronaut Eileen Collins Great book for young girls!
Amelia Earhart's Daughters: The Wild and Glorious Story of American Women Aviators From World War II To The Dawn of The Space Age by Leslie Haynsworth, Dave Toomey William
Morrow & Co. A really nice overall history
of women in aviation...none of whom would appreciate the title. That
said, this is a nice blend of all the women who made a difference in
aviation and the history they made. Great overall resource.
Cool Women: Fly Girls by Amy Inouye. Chicago: Girl Press, 2001.
Book for young girls about many of the aviation heroines of the past,
including Jackie Cochran and the WASP!
Count on Us: American Women in the Military foreword by Walter
Cronkite. This National Geographic book by award winning writer, Amy
Nathan, is GREAT for kids--thru Jr. High! Wonderful overview of
women in the military from the Revolutionary War to Iraq & Beyond!/span>
Global Mission by Henry Harley Arnold. Ayer Company Publishers, Incorporated,
1972. A book by the man who was responsible for giving Jackie Cochran the green light on the
WASP program. He promised the WASP military status...fought for it...but in the end,
it was his SON, Bruce, who helped make that promise come true for the WASP.
Hero Next Door Returns: More Stories from Wisconsin's World War II Veterans by Kristen Gillpatrick. A chapter on WASP
Jeanette Kapus, who retired as a Lt. Col. from the USAF.
|Katherine Stinson: The Flying Schoolgirl by Debra L. Winegarten. Eakin
Press, 2001. This moving, inspiring story captures the proud spirit
of a modern dreamer and daredevil who helped shape the art of aviation. Delightful book with tons of pictures and great stories of EARLY
FLIGHT! This young woman was a true pioneer, flying a WRIGHT MODEL
B! This is a great book for middle school on up! Click on the link
to go to Debra's website!
Night Witches: The Amazing Story of Russia's Women Pilots in World War II by Bruce Myles. Academy Ch, 1992 These women actually flew combat missions for
Russia in WWII. They are true pioneers and worth learning about!
Sisters in Arms by historian Helena Page Schrader. The ATA and the WASP. (not yet reviewed.)
Those Incredible Women of World War II by Karen Zeinert. Millbrook Press, Inc. 1994, ISBN
1-56294-434-7.This is a juvenille history which, according to our reviewer, Julia from
NY, includes a section on the WASP. There is, however, a section on Margaret
Bourke-White with a rather graphic picture taken at at a concentration camp. --so,
we'll rate this book for OLDER teens.
Air War: The Eastern Front of World War II Author/translator Kazimiera J. Cottam.The story of three women's
wings: xviii, 313 pp. Photos and maps $29.95 CAN / $20.95 US. Paper ISBN 0-9682702-1-2,
Women in War and Resistance: Selected Biographies of Soviet Women Soldiers_. Author Kazimiera J. Cottam. Includes biographies of thirty-five
prominent Soviet women pilots and navigators and one biography of Soviet
woman radio-operator / air gunner: xxvii, 451 pp. Photos. $34.95 CAN /
$24.95 US. Paper. ISBN 09682702-2-0, 1998.