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Winning My Wings: A Woman Airforce Service Pilot in World War II

Hodgson, Marion Stegeman (AUTOGRAPHED)

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ISBN 10: 1557503648 / ISBN 13: 9781557503640
Published by Naval Institute Press 2nd printing, Annapolis, 1999
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SIGNED BY AUTHOR, xii, 261 p., photos, small 8vo; VG/VG dust jacket, bottom corners lightly bumped. Bookseller Inventory # 60736

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Title: Winning My Wings: A Woman Airforce Service ...

Publisher: Naval Institute Press 2nd printing, Annapolis

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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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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