Letters Home: 1944-1945

Flying experiences of a young woman and her determination to remain a pilot throughout her life.
Letters Home Flying experiences of a young woman and her determination to remain a pilot throughout her life

  • Title: Letters Home: 1944-1945
  • Author: Bernice Falk Haydu Rita Cody Casey Sally Van Wagenen Keil
  • ISBN: 9780974767505
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Letters Home: 1944-1945”

    1. This is an incredible peek into the life of a true aviation pioneer and American hero. Bernice "Bee" Haydu includes the letters she wrote home to her mother and brother while she was a part of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) during WWII. Teaching women to fly military aircraft was a novel and often controversial idea at the time, but the WASP proved that women could fly every military plane just as well as the men! The later part of the book chronicles her challenges and successes after [...]

    2. This book was an amazing piece of women's history. Bee is an inspiring woman along with her fellow WASP pilots. The book contains Bee's letters home along with stories from when she was in the Air Force. It was a lovely glimpse into the personal life of the author during WWII. It's just one example of what women were doing at that time, but I have always felt they were hip ladies that had the opportunity to break into the male dominated aviation world. Though they did face many obstacles to bein [...]

    3. Mare met Bee Falk at the Kosh in 2013. She felt she was a faasciinating woman and of course MG was interested in the WASPS. I have read the book with much interest and it had been very entertaining. She and Joe are both from New Jersey, so that made it even morefun. Those woman were not only brave , but very resourceful. They had to fight long and hard to be recognized as ex military. So typical that it took years to get them the recognition they so richly deserved!!!

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