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Author Aurand, Tricia, author.

Title Taking flight : the Nadine Ramsey story / Tricia Aurand and Raquel Ramsey.

Publication Info. Lawrence, KS : University Press of Kansas, [2020]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  940.544973 R149Ba 2020    ---  Available
Description xxiv, 288 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "This is the first biography of Nadine Ramsey, a stunt and racing pilot who served as one of 1,102 Women's Air Force Service Pilots (WASP) during World War II. The WASP flew domestic flights for the military, freeing up male pilots to enter the European and Pacific theatres of war. Nadine was one of only 303 women who ferried military aircraft. She was also the first Kansas woman to obtain a Civil Aeronautics Authority private flying license, and the first woman pilot to own her own fighter plane. The manuscript follows Nadine from her family's rural Illinois roots to Wichita, where she grew up and began her flying career. Flight would take Nadine to California, where she joined the Civil Air Patrol and later the WASP. After the war, while she retained her ties to aviation, earlier injuries prematurely forced her to stop flying, and she passed away before the federal government fully recognized the WASP's service. Nadine's story is exceptional, but it also reveals intimate details of women's early service in the military, and the trauma and lack of recognition faced by female veterans"-- Provided by publisher. berniece.
Subject Ramsey, Nadine, 1911-1987.
Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.) -- Biography.
Air pilots, Military -- United States -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female.
Women veterans -- California -- Long Beach -- Biography.
Women air pilots -- United States -- Biography.
Secretaries -- California -- Long Beach -- Biography.
Wichita (Kan.) -- Biography.
El Dorado (Kan.) -- Biography.
Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.) (OCoLC)fst00551230
Air pilots, Military. (OCoLC)fst00802472
Military operations, Aerial -- American. (OCoLC)fst01710199
Military participation -- Female. (OCoLC)fst01353719
Secretaries. (OCoLC)fst01110683
Women air pilots. (OCoLC)fst01177058
Women veterans. (OCoLC)fst01178651
California -- Long Beach. (OCoLC)fst01206254
Kansas -- El Dorado. (OCoLC)fst01202981
Kansas -- Wichita. (OCoLC)fst01207210
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Chronological Term 1939-1945
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Added Author Ramsey, Raquel, author.
Leavitt, Jeannie M., writer of foreword.
Added Title Nadine Ramsey story
ISBN 9780700629800 (cloth)

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