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Intrepid Woman: Betty Lussier's Secret War, 1942-1945
     

Intrepid Woman: Betty Lussier's Secret War, 1942-1945

by Betty Lussier
 

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A teenager on a Maryland farm when World War II began, Betty Lussier went to England to help the British fight off an impending invasion. Armed with a private pilot’s license, she joined the Air Transport Auxiliary and was soon ferrying planes and pilots for the RAF, and her memoir describes those days in thrilling detail. After the Normandy invasion, when

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A teenager on a Maryland farm when World War II began, Betty Lussier went to England to help the British fight off an impending invasion. Armed with a private pilot’s license, she joined the Air Transport Auxiliary and was soon ferrying planes and pilots for the RAF, and her memoir describes those days in thrilling detail. After the Normandy invasion, when women pilots were barred from delivering planes to the combat zones on the continent, she joined a counter-intelligence branch of the Office of Strategic Services. Her experiences with a special liaison unit in Algeria, Sicily, Italy, and France helping to set up a chain of double agents and transmit misinformation to the enemy are described for the first time as she takes the reader step-by-step through some memorable cases that helped bring the war to an end.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591144496
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Pages:
221
Sales rank:
1,130,810
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Betty Lussier learned to fly in a civilian pilot training program at the University of Maryland. After the war, she set up income-generating projects for women in Africa and elsewhere. She lives in Pacific Palisades, CA.

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