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Nancy Love and the WASP Ferry Pilots of WWII

Nancy Love and the WASP Ferry Pilots of WWII

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She flew the swift P-51 and the capricious P-38, but the heavy, four-engine B-17 bomber and C-54 transport were her forte. This is the story of Nancy Harkness Love who, early in World War II, recruited and led the first group of twenty-eight women to fly military aircraft for the U.S. Army.

Nancy Love believed that the women attached to the military needed to be on equal footing with the men and given the same opportunities to prove their abilities and mettle. Young women serving today as combat pilots owe much to Love for creating the opportunity for women to serve. Her foresight and tenacity nearly seventy years ago helped ensure their future. Now author Sarah Byrn Rickman, aviation historian, presents the first full-length biography of Nancy Love and her role in the WAFS and WASP programs. Her book will appeal to all with a love of flight.

Sarah Byrn Rickman left her newspaper editor job in 1989 to write books. A Masters in Creative Writing, coupled with access to the WASP and WAFS through her freelance job with the International Women's Air and Space Museum, produced first an award-winning WASP novel, Flight from Fear , and then The Originals: The Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron of World War II. While writing The Originals, Rickman came to realize the need for founder Nancy Love's biography.

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She flew the swift P-51 and the capricious P-38, but the heavy, four-engine B-17 bomber and C-54 transport were her forte. This is the story of Nancy Harkness Love who, early in World War II, recruited and led the first group of twenty-eight women to fly military aircraft for the U.S. Army.

Nancy Love believed that the women attached to the military needed to be on equal footing with the men and given the same opportunities to prove their abilities and mettle. Young women serving today as combat pilots owe much to Love for creating the opportunity for women to serve. Her foresight and tenacity nearly seventy years ago helped ensure their future. Now author Sarah Byrn Rickman, aviation historian, presents the first full-length biography of Nancy Love and her role in the WAFS and WASP programs. Her book will appeal to all with a love of flight.

Sarah Byrn Rickman left her newspaper editor job in 1989 to write books. A Masters in Creative Writing, coupled with access to the WASP and WAFS through her freelance job with the International Women's Air and Space Museum, produced first an award-winning WASP novel, Flight from Fear , and then The Originals: The Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron of World War II. While writing The Originals, Rickman came to realize the need for founder Nancy Love's biography.

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