Books are softcover and autographed by author Sarah Byrn Rickman.
1. Betty Gillies WAFS Pilot: The Days and Flights of a World War II Squadron Leader
Betty, 5 feet 1½ inches and known to the girls in her squadron as “the Mighty Atom,” flew every twin and single-engine, single-seat fighter aircraft needed to win World War II. She used specially made blocks that allowed her to reach the rudder pedals.’
2. Teresa James WAFS Pilot: : Gear Up/Gear Down: A P-47 to Newark
In the early 1930s – when she was just twenty-one years old – Teresa James thrilled air-show audiences with her dizzying, dare-devil barnstorming stunts in a vintage 1920s biplane. Little did she know her exceptional flying skills and nerves of steel would be called upon to serve Uncle Sam in World War II.
3. Jean Landis WASP Pilot: 2,500 Miles...Long Beach to Newark in a P-51
Jean Landis also has the distinction – though not “an Original WAFS” – of having flown PURSUIT!!! Yep, she was one of the 134 WASP who graduated from Pursuit School and went on to ferry the U.S.’s finest fighter aircraft across the skies of wartime America. These women did NOT fly abroad, as some misinformed individuals have claimed. Usually guys who thought they saw women ferry pilots in the Pacific or in England. Not so. Every WASP will tell you that. The guys must have been dreaming. Wishful thinking.