Betty Gillies: WAFS Pilot
The Days and Flights of a World War II Squadron Leader
Paperback and Kindle – ISBN-13 : 978-1735059501
Flight To Destiny Press
Betty Gillies, 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 the U.S.A. needed to win World War II. Her husband, Bud, made special blocks for her that allowed her to reach the rudder pedals of these big, powerful aircraft.
For their 28 months of WAFS/WASP service, Betty was leader Nancy Love’s “rock” and confidante.