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Posted October 11, 2009
I was familiar with the WASPS and their patriotic service during WWII, however, the somewhat parallel story of Soviet women fighter pilots was absolutely fascinating and unknown to me. The fight of both groups to be taken seriously by mostly male counterparts in their respective countries is a story that Ms. Strebe has told exceptionally well. As a woman military pilot in the 70's and 80's, I clearly remember what we faced; but the smear tactics against the WASPS when they were disbanded and the suppression of the Soviet women fighter pilots after WWII is a story everyone should read.
--Barbara Garwood, former USAF pilot, one of the founding members of the Women Military Aviators, Inc. and American Airlines pilot