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The Resource For God, country, and the thrill of it : Women Airforce Service Pilots in World War II : photographic portraits and text, by Anne Noggle ; with an introduction by Dora Dougherty Strother

For God, country, and the thrill of it : Women Airforce Service Pilots in World War II : photographic portraits and text, by Anne Noggle ; with an introduction by Dora Dougherty Strother

Label
For God, country, and the thrill of it : Women Airforce Service Pilots in World War II : photographic portraits and text
Title
For God, country, and the thrill of it
Title remainder
Women Airforce Service Pilots in World War II : photographic portraits and text
Statement of responsibility
by Anne Noggle ; with an introduction by Dora Dougherty Strother
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
American women pilots garnered much attention during the Gulf War, but American women were in fact military pilots as far back as World War II. Anne Noggle, now a photographer and author based in Albuquerque, has captured the spirit of these dynamic aviation pioneers in her photographic book For God, Country, and the Thrill of It. In 1943-44 Noggle was a WASP--a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots group, the country's first women military pilots. She and her colleagues disproved assertions that women would be too emotional or high-strung to fly military aircraft. They flew every type of plane in use at the time, initially ferrying aircraft wherever they were needed and later serving as test pilots and "enemy" in training maneuvers for male combat flyers. Earning $50 a month less than male counterparts in noncombatant roles, WASPs were called on several times to test planes, such as the P-39, that male flyers had declared "flying coffins." The women flyers had better records and adhered to flight regulations, and after their test flights the military declared that the planes were indeed safe to fly--if flown properly. Still, thirty-eight WASPs did lose their lives on active duty. Not until 1979, however, did Congress affirm that these women had been in active military service and were thus eligible for veterans' benefits. Women Airforce Service Pilots had been abruptly dismissed in December 1944, when it was decided that they were no longer needed.
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Assigning source
Amazon
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 940.54/4973/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
D790
LC item number
.N64 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Charles and Elizabeth Prothro Texas photography series
Series volume
no. 1
Label
For God, country, and the thrill of it : Women Airforce Service Pilots in World War II : photographic portraits and text, by Anne Noggle ; with an introduction by Dora Dougherty Strother
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
20417857
Dimensions
32 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 160 p.
Isbn
9780890964019
Lccn
89020382
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers). With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
For God, country, and the thrill of it : Women Airforce Service Pilots in World War II : photographic portraits and text, by Anne Noggle ; with an introduction by Dora Dougherty Strother
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
20417857
Dimensions
32 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 160 p.
Isbn
9780890964019
Lccn
89020382
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers). With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.

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