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

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

by Marion Stegeman Hodgson
     
 

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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 the exuberant story of how she and other WASPs earned their wings in 1943

Overview

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 the exuberant story of how she and other WASPs earned their wings in 1943 in this action-packed book.

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Summer vacation reading recommendation
— Miliary Trader magazine
Military Trader magazine
"Summer vacation reading recommendation."
Booknews
Now a successful writer, Hodgson recounts her experience in the experimental Woman Airforce Service Pilots program beginning in 1943. She and he sister pilots learned to fly a wide range of military aircraft and provided stateside service in order to free their male counterparts for combat duty overseas. Much of the story is told in her contemporary letters to a pilot recovering from a fiery crash. No index or bibliography. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557503640
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
08/01/1996
Pages:
257
Product dimensions:
5.83(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.02(d)

Meet the Author

Marion Stegeman Hodgson graduated from flight school in 1943 with the 318th Army Air Force's Flying Training Detachment in Sweetwater, Texas. She is the author of one novel, four cookbooks, and numerous magazine articles.

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