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,…

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CAL Awards Finalist: Betty Gillies WASP Pilot

A great week, folks. I’m celebrating! Betty Gillies WAFS Pilot: The Days and Flights of a World War II Squadron Leader has earned two Finalist Awards in the Colorado Authors League (CAL) competition for books published in 2020. The two categories are: “Non-Fiction: Biography, Memoir” and “Fiction/Non-Fiction: Young Adult. Final award winners will be announced…

NOW IN AUDIO: Nancy Love and the WASP Ferry Pilots of WWII

First Nancy Love Biography Released by Audible Proud to announce that Nancy Love and the WASP Ferry Pilots of WWII is now available on Audible! Give it a listen! You’ll like it! The University of North Texas Press, my publisher, decided this year to offer my full biography of Nancy Harkness Love in audio. I am…

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Sarah’s “Flight to Destiny” Now On Amazon Kindle

Flight to Destiny – Pearl Harbor Revisited All of Pearl Harbor was spread out in front of Annie. The water itself appeared to be on fire. Japanese planes zoomed back and forth, diving, climbing, turning, shooting at everything that moved — planes, boats, trucks, cars, bicycles, people. Recall Reading These Words Back in January? They…

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38 WASP Died in WWII, 3 Were Original WAFS

Thirty-eight WASP perished performing their patriotic calling — flying for their country in World War II. All were young women, age 20 to early 30s — women whose futures would never be realized. Cornelia Fort, a southern gentlewoman from Tennessee, loved flying. She also was on her way to becoming a proven writer. Early on,…

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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…

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