WASP of the Ferry Command: Women Pilots, Uncommon Deeds


WASP of the Ferry Command

Women Pilots, Uncommon Deeds

By Sarah Byrn Rickman

Winner of the Seventh Annual Combs Gates Award by the National Aviation Hall of Fame for her outstanding work on the women pilots of World War II.

What readers are saying…

This is an illuminating and deeply researched book on the role of women during a pivotal time in US military history. Sarah Rickman’s passion for this subject is evident in her detailed accounts. I discovered part of my family’s history that I had never known.

Suzanne Tunner Hudson, daughter of the Commanding Officer of the Ferrying Division (1942-1944) Gen. William H. Tunner and WASP Margaret Ann Hamilton (Tunner).

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These courageous women were decades ahead of their time. They served their country when called. Sarah Rickman tells their story through meticulous research and personal interviews with these amazing pilots and their families.

Robert Baker Patterson, grandson of Col. Robert H. Baker, Commanding Officer of the WAFS, New Castle Army Air Base, Wilmington, DE, 1942-Fall 1943.

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For the serious researcher and persons interested in WWII history, WASP of the Ferry Command provides an in depth view and evaluation of women’s experiences in a branch of Army Air Corps service. The personal stories speak to the meaning and value of service and sacrifice for our country, only fully recognized some thirty-three years later.

Charles E. McGee, Col., USAF (Ret), one of the Tuskegee Airmen.

WASP of the Ferry Command, published by the University of North Texas Press, is Sarah Byrn Rickman’s sixth book about the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II.

Available where books are sold:

978-1-57441-637-4 — hardcover $29.95

978-1-57441-642-8 — ebook $23.96

Distributed by Texas A&M: 1-800-826-8911




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