The Originals — An Excerpt from Chapter 17

Nancy Batson — The PT-26 Trip to Calgary Colonel Tunner had four PT-26s — PT-19s with canopies — that needed to be delivered to the Canadian RAF near Calgary, Alberta, before Easter. It was now the Friday afternoon before Palm Sunday. Knowing the importance of the assignment, Colonel Baker chose his WASP squadron commander, Betty…

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Meet Original WAFS Dorothy Fulton

1930s Flyer With 21stCentury Attitude Yours truly has introduced you to original WAFS Nancy Love, BJ Erickson,  Teresa James and Dorothy Scott through books. How would you like to meet some more of them? Original WAFS Dorothy Fulton, for starters. No pilot expects the propeller to drop off an airplane. But that is how nineteen-year-old Dorothy Fulton…

Great Booksigning at Covered Treasures Bookstore!

Sarah and Alex Visit Covered Treasures Covered Treasures Bookstore in Monument, Colorado, was the place to be last Thursday night, June 20. Hostess(es) with the mostest, Tommie and Paula, greeted a steady line of book shoppers and browsers. Accompanied by my grandson, Alex, I was there to sell and sign my newly released biography, Nancy…

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On D-Day, Let’s Also Remember WWII’s Women Pilots

D-Day, June 6, 2019 — 75 years! This morning, I received a call from John Leicester of AP (Associated Press). He was calling from France where he was battened down in a hedgerow somewhere in Normandy. As a reporter, he was there as part of the intensive coverage — today — of the 75thanniversary of the…

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“Nancy Love: WASP Pilot” Debuts TOMORROW

Tomorrow’s the Big Day! May 25, 2019 Nancy Love: WASP Pilot — FilterPressBooks.com — releases officially tomorrow. Copies will be for sale at the WASP WWII Museum at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas, where most of the WASP trained in 1943-44. The occasion is WASP Homecoming, an annual event held on the very grounds where the women…

Nancy Love Breaks Military Barriers for Women Pilots

Nancy Love Breaks Military Barriers for Women Pilots Nancy Harkness Love broke the military gender barrier when she led 303 civilian women pilots for the Army Air Forces’ (AAF) Ferrying Division in World War II. President Harry Truman awarded her the prestigious Air Medal for her job well done. “Ferrying” means to fly the aircraft…

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