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Amelia Earhart's Daughters The Wild And Glorious Story Of American Women Aviators From World War II To The Dawn Of The Space Age free read à 106 Û In 1942 with war raging on two fronts and military pilots in short supply the US Army Air FIn 1942 with war raging on two fronts and military pilots in short supply the US Army Air Force enlisted a handful of skilled female aviators to deliver military planes from factories to air bases expanding the successful program to include than one thousand women These superb pilots flew every aircraft in the US Army Air Force including B 26s when men were afraid to logging than siz. There are so many strong adventuresome women in our past Made me want to look some of these women up and listen to their stories in person And it made me want to get back in the cockpit

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Hat at least oneof them would be the first of their sex in space The matter went as far as Congress where dramatic hearings included testimony from astronauts John Glenn and Scott Carpenter But their hopes were dashed These skilled aviators had the right stuff at the wrong time and again women were denied their place in history This is their story one of courage ferocity adn patriotis. A very readable inspiring history of American women in aviation The book is divided into 3 parts The first part starts in the early years of aviation but is primarily a history of the WASP a civilian branch of the Air Force during WWII The female aviators provided ferrying services but some women also dragged targets for anti aircraft gun training as well as tested new aircraft The book contains several stories of the military using female aviators to demonstrate new planes in order to minimize fear of new technology in male pilots The WASP was conceived and administered by two female aviators Nancy Harkness Love and Jackie Cochran At the end of WWII while euivalent organizations in the Army and Navy were militarized and the women in those services given benefits euivalent to their male counterparts but the WASP was disbanded and the women dismissedThe very short second part of the book is a transition between WWII and the beginning of the space program which covers the midlife of Jackie Cochran and the childhood of Jerrie CobbThe third part of the book focuses on the sixties and early seventies and efforts to get women into the American space program Thirteen women including Jerrie Cobb passed the same physical psychological and medical tests that the Mercury astronauts underwent In the end the primary reason that women were not permitted in the program was that they had no experience as test pilots or as jet pilots At that time the primary route to such experience was the military aviation academies and no women were accepted to those academies Meanwhile in the Soviet Union Valentina Tereshkova a young female parachutist with no piloting experience was recruited and spent 3 days in space The book concludes by tying up some loose ends of the lives of the many women described in the book The first female astronauts were accepted into the space program in 1978 and in 1982 Sally Ride was the first American woman in space 2012 #16

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Amelia Earhart's Daughters The Wild And Glorious Story Of American Women Aviators From World War II To The Dawn Of The Space AgeMillion miles in all kinds of weather yet when World War II ended their wartime heroism was left unheraldedIn 1961 with the dawn of the space age a handful of top female pilots took part in a new program termed Women in Space Subjected to the same rigorous tests as the Mercury astronauts thirteen women top notch pilots were admitted to the program Once again women had reason to dreamt. Makes me Want to time travel and meet these people Amazing courageous and persistent overcoming incredible prejudice barriers and odds