Here is a new UPDATED version of this popular book that tells the fascinating story of the first women to fly U.S. military aircraft--the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) of World War II. First published a dozen years ago, "e;Yankee Doodle Gals "e;has now been updated to add new photos and text about the crowning honor the WASP pilots received just three years ago: the Congressional Gold Medal.
These additions, along with an updated Bibliography and Resources section, let "e;Yankee Doodle Gals"e; now cover the full span of the WASPs' inspiring story. Although these pioneers were never allowed to fly in combat, they flew in many essential wartime missions--some that male pilots didn't even want to take on.
Through firsthand accounts, these women share their experiences as they test-fly newly repaired aircraft, drag banners behind their planes so male trainees can practice shooting moving targets with live ammunition ( ), and ferry all kinds of aircraft from factories to military bases. Their courage, determination, and lively camaraderie make every page inspiring and surprising.
"e;Yankee Doodle Gals"e; will give today's young people a new look at World War II and show them just how dramatically society has changed since then.
Yankee Doodle Gals
Women Pilots of World War Two
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