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From the Publisher"Strebes book is excellent….Meticulously researched, well-written, and convincingly argued and documented….One of the book's great strengths is a comprehensive bibliography that makes it particularly valuable as a reference for students and professionals alike."
Air & Space/Smithsonian
"During WWII, women pilots were given the opportunity to fly military aircraft for the first time. In the US, famed aviatrix Jacqueline Cochran formed the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program, which sent over 1,000 women flyers to ferry aircraft from factories to airbases throughout the US and Canada. In the Soviet Union, Marina Raskova, famous for her historic Far East flight in 1938, formed the USSR's first all-female aviation regiments, which flew combat missions along the Eastern Front. Historian and journalist Strebe, one of the leading experts on the women military pilots of WWII, tells their stories, and looks at the obstacles these women faced as they challenged assumptions of male supremacy in wartime culture. B&W historical photos are included."
Reference & Research Book News
"[T]his is a book that will be read with great interest by both pilots as well as those looking to understand how American society has changed in the last 60 years."
Midwest Book Review/Reviewer's Bookwatch
"Amy Goodpaster Strebe has penned a fine history of women military pilots….Until now, the role played by women in the air forces of the U.S. and the Soviet Union has gone largely unrecognized. Flying For Her Country goes a long way in correcting this oversight. Highly Recommended."
"The story of the American and Soviet women military pilots World War II is magnificently told in Amy Goodpaster Strebe's new book Flying For Her Country."