National Museum of World War II Aviation — Colorado Springs

Happy 104th Birthday WWII Vet Dr. Monica Agnew-Kinnaman Last Saturday (February 12), I met an amazing woman — a woman who proved to be very much akin to the WAFS and WASP of World War II, Dr. Monica Agnew-Kinnaman. She’s known to her friends as Nikki and, like the WAFS and WASP, she is a veteran…

The WAFS and How They Came to Be (Part 2)

Nancy Love Takes Command of the WAFS  By Sarah Byrn Rickman, WASP Author and Historian Part 2 (Continued from last week) Summer 1942, Colonel Tunner hires Nancy Love to recruit women ferry pilots, write their training syllabus and establish requirements to qualify for this new squadron. From left: WAFS Evelyn Sharp, Nancy Love, Barbara Towne,…

‘The Originals’ Book Program in North Carolina on the Horizon?

The WAFS 0f World War II Our Luncheon Topic! Last Saturday, I finally got to meet Mike McCarthy, the gentleman who very nicely invited me to come to North Carolina in mid-March 2020 to talk about my book The Originals — the women pilots who flew for the U.S.A. in World War II — at the Veterans History Museum…

Meet Original WAFS Dorothy Fulton

A 1930s Flyer With a 20th Century Attitude The WASP Museum, Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, is currently honoring original WAFS (Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron) #22, Dorothy Fulton. Check it out!!! Here is my personal tribute to Dorothy. No pilot expects the propeller to drop off an airplane. But that is how nineteen-year-old Dorothy Fulton came to…

Betty Gillies, A Trailblazer in Women’s Aviation

Hometown Pilot Betty Gillies’ Impressive Legacy BY KAREN BILLING, STAFF WRITER Rancho Santa Fe News, Rancho Santa Fe, California (Reprinted with permission) NOV. 10, 2020 4:56 AM PT The late Betty Gillies, a trailblazer in women’s aviation, is featured in the new young adult novel “Betty Gillies: WAFS Pilot”, a true story written by Sarah Byrn Rickman drawing on the…

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