Clipped Wings: The Rise and Fall of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPS) of World War II

Clipped Wings: The Rise and Fall of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPS) of World War II

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by Molly Merryman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814755682

ISBN-13: 9780814755686

Pub. Date: 02/01/2001

Publisher: New York University Press

In Clipped Wings, Molly Merryman draws upon military documents, many of which were declassified only in the 1980s, congressional records, and numerous interviews with former WASPs to trace the history of the hundreds of pilots who served their country as the first women to fly military planes. Importantly, Merryman examines the social pressures that culminated in…  See more details below

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In Clipped Wings, Molly Merryman draws upon military documents, many of which were declassified only in the 1980s, congressional records, and numerous interviews with former WASPs to trace the history of the hundreds of pilots who served their country as the first women to fly military planes. Importantly, Merryman examines the social pressures that culminated in their disbandment in 1944, even though a wartime need for their services still existed, and documents their struggles and eventual success - in 1977 - to gain military status and receive veterans' benefits. Clipped Wings recovers the history of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II while shedding light on larger questions of women's participation in the military and the ways in which social upheavals such as war affect the social construction of gender.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814755686
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
02/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
1Introduction1
2The Development of the Women Airforce Service Pilots: From Guarded Experiment to Valuable Support Role6
3Becoming Soldiers: Tracing WASP Expansion and Plans for Militarization30
4From Praise to Rancor: Media Opinion Changes as Men Return from Battle44
5No Allies for the WASPs: Congress Responds to Male Public Interest Groups75
6They'll Be Home for Christmas: The WASP Program Disbands102
7On a Different Battlefield: The WASP Fight for Militarization after the War131
8Recognizing the Gendered Warrior: History and Theory Intersect with the Fate of the WASPs157
9Coda182
Notes185
Bibliography209
Index227
About the Author239

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