Here's the fascinating story of the first women to fly U.S. military aircraftthe Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) of World War II.
These pioneers weren't allowed to fly in combat, but they did fly many essential wartime missionssome that men didn't even want to take on.
In their own words, they share their experiences as they test-fly newly repaired aircraft, drag banners behind their planes so male trainees can practice shooting moving targets, and ferry all kinds of aircraft from factories to military bases. Their courage, determination, and lively camaraderie make every page inspiring and surprising.
Yankee Doodle Gals gives today's young people a new look at World War II and shows them how dramatically society has changed since then.
"During World War II, a group of women...flew fighters and bombers. Though not allowed in combat, they ferried planes to American airbases and tested recently repaired planes...A solid addition to the growing body of literature about women in flight."Booklist