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Historical Publications

Army Air Force Studies Number 55; Women Pilots with the AAF, 1941-1944.

The Avenger. Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Tex. Vol. 1, No. 1-25, 1943-1944.
Class Books. 1943-1944.

The Fifinella Gazette. Houston Municipal Airport, Houston, Tex. Vol. 1, No. 1-5,

Gosport Gossip. Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Tex. 1943

Girl Pilots of the Ferry Command. Beautiful Books for Children Series. Chicago: Merrill Publishing Co.; [1943].

Piper Cub Newsletter.

Tailspin. Houston, Tex.: Vol. 2, No. 52 (Apr. 30, 1943).

WASP Newsletter , Vol. 1, No. 1 (Oct.?, 1994-). Continued by WASP News . Vol. 27, No. 1 (Jan. 1989).

Women Military Pilots Association. Dec. 1986. Continued by WMA Quarterly : A Newsletter of the Women Military Aviators, Inc. Summer 1998.

Wing Tips. Valdosta, Ga.: Vol. 2, No. 20, 36 (Aug. 26, Dec. 16, 1944).

Works about Army Air Fields & Bases

Ferry Tales. New Castle Army Air Base, Wilmington, Del: Vol. 3, no. 36 (Nov. 23, 1944).

Flight Pattern. Douglas Army Air Field, Douglas, Ariz.: Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1944-?)

Harbeck, E.V. & T.R. Havins. History of the Women's Airforce Service Pilots: Ellington Field, Texas. c1944.

Maxwell Field Post. Maxwell Field, Ala.: Vol. 1, no. 14, 15 (Dec. 2, 9, 1944).

Monde, Bennet B. Wings over Sweetwater: The History of Avenger Field, Texas. Sweetwater, Tex.: B.B. Monde, c1995.

Perceptions of Women in the Military

Leonhirth, Janene. Attitudes toward U.S. Servicewomen in World War II.

Works about Individual WASP

Cooper, Ann L. How High She Flies: Dorothy Swain Lewis, WASP of WWII, Horsewoman, Artist, Teacher. Arlington Heights, Ill.: Aviatrix Publishing, Inc., c1999.

Gott, Kay. Hazel Ah Ying Lee: Women Service Airforce Pilot . Eureka, Calif.: Veteran's Quality Printing, c1996.

Hodgson, Marion Stegeman. Winning my Wings: A Woman Airforce Pilot in World War II. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, c1996.

Pateman, Yvonne. Pateman WASP Collection. Colorado Springs, Colo.: United States Air Force Academy, c199-?

Strohfus, Elizabeth. Love at First Flight: One Woman's Experience as a WASP in World War II...and Fifty Years Later She's Still Flying. St. Cloud, Minn.: North Star Press of St. Cloud, c1994.

Tanner, Doris Brinker. Cornelia Fort: A WASP in World War II, Part I. Nashville: Tennessee Historical Society, c1980.

Simbeck, Rob. Daughter of the Air: The Brief Soaring Life of Cornelia Fort. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, c1999.

Biographical Sketches

Broughton, Irv. Forever Remembered: The Fliers of World War II. Spokane, Wash: Eastern Washington University Press, c2001. Includes WAFS Teresa James, Barbara Erickson London and WASP pilot Katherine "Kaddy" Steele.

Seymour, Dawn, Clarice I. Bergemann, Jeanette J. Jenkins & Mary Ellen Keil. In Memoriam: Thirty-eight American Women Pilots gave their Lives in Performance of Duty with the United States Army Air Forces 1942-44.

Class Information

Class Books. 1943-1944.

Everett, Gabrielle Marie. The Women Airforce Service Pilots: A Comparative Analysis of Class 43-W-1 and 44-W-10. Master's Thesis, Arkansas State University, 1995.

Gilman, Margaret Werber & Jean Terrell McCreery, ed. 44-W-10: The Lost Last Class of Avenger Field.

Gott, Kay. WASP; Women Airforce Service Pilots, WWII: Class 43-W-2. [Eureka, Calif.: Broadway Printing, 1991?].

Neale, Michelle. The Guinea Pig Class of 43-1: Prelude to the WASP of WWII. Thesis, CSU Northridge, 1984.

Training Handbooks & Manuals

Army Air Forces Instrument letdown Procedures. Fairfield, Ohio: Fairfield Air Service Command, Patterson Field, c1944.

Bowman, Martin W. USAAF Handbook, 1939-1945 . Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Stackpole Books, c1997.

Degon, Elmer F. & Allan C. Zweng. Practical Manual of E-6B Computer. N. Hollywood, Calif.: Pan American Navigation Service, c1944

Fundamentals of Elementary Flight Maneuvers. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, c1943.

Halpine, Charles Greham. A Pilot's Meteorology. New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, c1942.

Instrument Flight Instructors Manual. c1943?

Hunt, Jack & Ray Fahringer. Student Pilot Handbook. New York: Books, Inc., c1943. N. Hollywood, Calif.: Pan American Navigation Service, c1943.

Pilots' Information File. Detroit?: Army Air Forces, Office of Flying Safety, c1943.

Preliminary Instructions for Radio Set SCR-AL-183 and Radio Set SCR-AL-283. Graybar Electric Co., c1939.

Primary Flying: Students' Manual. Ft. Worth?, Tex.: Army Air Forces Training Command, c1944?.

Recognition Pictorial Manual. Washington, D.C.: Bureau of Aeronautics, c1943.

Zweng, Charles Alfonso. Flight Instructor: Covering the Standard Methods of Flight Instruction with Explanations of Flight Maneuvers in Primary and Advanced Training.
N. Hollywood, Calif.: Pan American Navigation Service, c1943.


Bosca, Caro Bayley. Women Airforce Service Pilots, class of 43-W-7: Letters 1943-1944. c1995.

Brown, Eleanor McLernon. Eleanor McLernon Brown, letters 1944-1945: Women Airforce Service Pilots. c2000.

Chapin, Sara. WASP letters, 1943-1944. Denton, Tex.: Texas Woman's University, c1995.

Holaday, Betsy. Women Airforce Service Pilots, class of 43-W-7: Letters 1943-1944. c1997.

Kinney, Alberta Paskvan. Letters, 1943-1944: Women Airforce Service Pilots, class of 44-W-7. Denton, Tex.: Texas Woman's University, c2001.

Minton, Madge Rutherford. Women Airforce Service Pilots, class of 43-W-4: Letters 1943-1944.

Nicol, Marjorie Osborne. Women Airforce Service Pilots, class of 44-W-9: Extracts from letters, April 1944-December 1944.

Wyall, Mary Ann Martin. Women Airforce Service Pilots, class of 44-W-10: Letters 1944-1945. c1995.

Veteran Status

Subcommittee to review WASP Bills. Hearing before a select committee of the
Committee on Veterans' Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, first
Session...September 20, 1977. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1977.


Crane, Mardo. Fly Down of the WASP . New York: Pageant Press, c1967.

Dailey, Janet. Silver Wings, Santiago Blue. New York: Poseidon Press, c1984.

Krantz, Judith. Till We meet again. New York: Bantam Books, c1988.

Masters, Aaron. Queen of Aces. Dallas, Tex.: Top Publications, c2000.

Piercy, Marge. Gone to the Soldiers: A Novel. New York: Ballantine Books, c1987.

Rice, Melinda. Secrets in the Sky. Plano, Tex.: Republic of Texas Press, c2001.

Rickman, Sarah. Flight from Fear. Santa Fe, New Mex.: Disc-Us Books, c2002.

Rohrer, Alyce Stevens. Girls of Avenger. United States: Alyce Stevens Rohrer, c2001

Spalding, Charles & Otis Carney. Love at First Flight. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, c1943.

Zeinert, Karen. To Touch the Stars. Lincolnwood, Ill.: Jamestown, c.2000


Adams, Jean & Margaret Kimball. Heroines of the sky . Garden City, N.J.: Doran & Company, c1942.

Carl, Ann B. A WASP among Eagles: A Woman Military Test Pilot in WWII. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institute Press, c1999.

Douglas, Deborah. United States Women in Aviation, 1940-1985. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, c1990.

Gott, Kay. Women Airforce Pilots, World War II: Contributions to Fleishman tribute. McKinleyville, Calif.: Kay Gott, c1992.

Gott, Kay. Women in Pursuit: Flying Fighters for the Air Transport Command Ferrying Division during World War II . McKinleyville, Calif.: Kay Gott, c1993.

Granger, Byrd. On Final Approach. Scottsdale, Ariz.: Falconer, c1991.

Gutierrez, Gail M. Forgotten Wings: Oral History of Women Airforce Service Pilots, the WASPs. [Fullerton: Oral History Project, California State University?], c1992.

Holden, Henry M. Ladybirds: The Untold Story of Women Pilots in America. Freedom, N.J.: Black Hawk Publishing Company, c1991.

Keil, Sally Van Wagenen. Those Wonderful Women in Their Flying Machines . New York: Rawson, Wade Publishers, c1979; New York, Four Directions Press, c1990.

King, Alison. Golden Wings: The Story of some of the Women Ferry Pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary . London: Arthur Pearson, c1956.

Langley, Wanda. Flying Higher: The Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II. North Haven, Conn.: Linnet Books, c2002.

Leuthner, Stuart & Oliver Jensen. High Honor: Recollections by Men and Women of World War II Aviation . Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, c1989.

Merryman, Molly. Clipped Wings: The Rise and Fall of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) of World War II. New York: New York University Press, c1998.

Noggle, Anne. For God, Country, and the Thrill of It: Women Airforce Service Pilots in World War II: Photographic Portraits and Text . College Station: Texas A&M University Press, c1990.

Nathan, Amy. Yankee Doodle Gals: Women Pilots of World War II. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, c2001

Rickman, Sarah Byrn. The Originals: The Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron of World War II . Sarasota, Fla.: Disc-Us Books, c2001.

Roberts, Marjorie H . Wingtip to Wingtip: 8 WASPs Women Service Airforce Pilots of World War II . Arlington Heights, Ill.: Aviatrix Publishing, c2000.

Scharr, Adela Riek. Sisters in the Sky, Vol. I: The WASP . Gerald, Mo.: Patrice Press, c1986.

Scharr, Adela Riek. Sisters in the Sky, Vol. II: The WASP . Gerald, Mo.: Patrice Press, c1988.

Snapp, Harry Franklin. Pioneer Women in the West Texas Skies: Women Service Airforce Service Pilots of World War II . Abilene, Tex.: Rupert N. Richardson Press, c1994.

Tanner, Doris Brinker. Who Were the WASP? A World War II Record . [Sweetwater, Tex.]: Sweetwater Reporter, c1989. Includes extensive bib.

Tanner, Doris Brinker. Zoot-Suits and Parachutes and Wings of Silver, too! Paducah, Ky.: Turner Publishing Company, c1996.

Turner, Betty Stagg. Out of the Blue and into History. Arlington Heights, Ill.: Aviatrix Publishing Inc., c2001

Verges, Marianne. On Silver Wings: The Women Air force Service Pilots of World War
II, 1942-1944 . New York: Ballentine, c1991.

Williams, Vera. WASPs: Women Air force service Pilots of World War II . Osceola, Wis.: Motorbooks International, c1994.

Wood, Winifred. We were WASP . Coral Gables, Fla.: Glade House, c1945.

Theses and Dissertations

Everett, Gabrielle Marie. The Women Airforce Service Pilots: A Comparative Analysis of Class 43-W-1 and 44-W-10. Master's Thesis, Arkansas State University, 1995.

Landdeck, Katherine E. Experiment in the Cockpit: The Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II. Master's Thesis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1997. (closed)

Neale, Michelle . The Guinea Pig Class of 43-1: Prelude to the WASP of WWII .
Thesis, CSU Northridge, 1984.

Schaefer, Anne V . The Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II: A Discussion of the Organization and its Place Within Historical Discourse . Master's Thesis, San Francisco State University, 1996.

Stewart-Smith, Natalie J. The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of World War II: Perspectives on the Work of America's First Military Women Aviators Master's Thesis, Washington State University, 1981.


Chun, Victor K. "The Origins of the WASP." Journal of American Historical Society , (Winter) 1969: 259-262.

Douglas, Deborah G. "Nieces of Uncle Sam." Smithsonian Studies in Air and Space , no. 7 1990: 44-56.

Fort, Cornelia. "At Twilight's Last Gleaming." Woman's Home Companion , July 1943: 19.

Girl Pilots: Air Force Trains Them at Avenger Field, Texas." Life , XV, No. 3, July 19, 1943: 73, 75, 80.

"Here Come the WAFS." Time , 7 June 1943: 60.

"Home by Christmas." Time , 16 October 1944, 68-69.

Knight,Charlotte. "Our Women Pilots". Air Force, September 1943: 10.

Knight, Charlotte. "She Wears a Pair of Silver Wings." Air Force , January 1944: 49.

Johnson, Ann R. "The WASP of World War II." Aerospace Historian , 17 (Sum-Fall) 1970: 76-82.

Newcomb, Harold. "Cochran's Convent." Airman , 21 (May 1977): 16-21.

Noggle, Anne. "Return of the WASPs." Air & Space , June/July 1990: 82-87.

Pateman, Yvonne C. "WASPs and WAFS in a Fortress." Aviation Quarterly , (2nd Quarter 1985): 97-129.

Ross, Gloria D. "Sisters of the Sky." Airman , 29 (March 1985): 16-20.

Strother, Lt. Col. Dora Dougherty. "The WASP Training Program." Journal of American Aviation Historical Society , 19 (Winter 1974): 298-306.

Tanner, Doris Brinker. "We Also Served." American History Illustrated , November 1985, 12- .

"WAFS." Time , 21 September 1943: 58, 60.

"Women Pilots in WWII." CAF Dispatch , Sept/Oct 1988: 9-.

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