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Cornelia Fort, Finalist in IBPA Benjamin Franklin Book Awards!

Cornelia Takes Flight Again! Friends, I gotta brag – again! Cornelia Fort WAFS Pilot: Her Life for Her Country has been named a finalist in the 36th Benjamin Franklin Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) competition. The festivities and announcement of winners takes place, April 26, in Denver, Colorado. (Close to home!) I plan to be…

FOLKS, I GOTTA BRAG!

THANK YOU IWASM FOR THIS AMAZING HONOR On September 1, the International Women’s Air and Space Museum (IWASM) in Cleveland, Ohio, is honoring yours truly with their Lifetime Achievement Award. And I have to say, my 37-year journey with IWASM has been an incredible one. In 1986, I was the editor of the twice-weekly Centerville-Bellbrook Times, Centerville,…

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VETERANS DAY: REMEMBERING WAFS DOROTHY SCOTT

IT TOOK 33 YEARS FOR THE WOMEN PILOTS OF WWII TO BE RECOGNIZED AS VETERANS Dorothy Scott was the 25th woman pilot to join the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) in the fall of 1942. Dorothy perished in a mid-air crash a year later – the second of the original WAFS to die flying for…

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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Check Out The Sale on Amazon Today – Flight to Destiny

Sarah’s ‘Flight to Destiny’ Today’s Kindle Special To my readers out there. Today, the Kindle edition of my second WASP novel — FLIGHT TO DESTINY — as an ‘on sale’ purchase: $2.99 Please take a look!!! Check out Amazon! And THANK YOU for reading my WASP books! Buy it here. SBR

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Yes, Mom Flew a Helicopter in the First Gulf War (Part 3)

Women Flew Combat Support in Desert Storm “In Desert Storm, women were allowed to do combat support and combat service support,” Vicky Calhoun explained in last week’s Blog. “Then into the 1990s, the Air Force let women into fighter aircraft. That helped erode the Army argument that women couldn’t fly combat aircraft. “Now women military…

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Mom Flew Helicopters in Desert Storm (Part 2)

Air Assault: A Battalion of Chinooks Launch Last week’s post concluded with these two paragraphs: On January 15, 1991, the United Nations gave Saddam Hussein an ultimatum to withdraw from Kuwait. He didn’t budge, and on January 17, U.N. forces led by the U.S. attacked Iraq. Desert Shield had become Desert Storm, and a five-week…

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This Mom Flew Helicopters in Desert Storm

The First Gulf War Army Chinook Pilot Looks Back on Her Service Part I:  The three part story of one Desert Storm helicopter pilot. Captain Victoria Calhoun sat on the “ass end” of her CH-47D Chinook helicopter—parked nose to tail with Alpha Company’s other 15 choppers. The night was clear, the stars looked close enough…

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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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