Publisher description for Yankee doodle gals : women pilots of World War II / by Amy Nathan ; foreword by Eileen Collins.

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Here is the fascinating story of the first women to fly U.S. military aircraft-the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) of World War II. Although these pioneers were never allowed to fly in combat, they did fly in many essential wartime missions-some that the men didn't even want to take on.

Through firsthand accounts, these women share their experiences as they test-fly newly repaired aircraft, drag banners behind their planes so male trainees can practice shooting moving targets (!), and ferry all kinds of aircraft from factories to military bases. Their courage, determination, and lively camaraderie make every page inspiring and surprising.

Yankee Doodle Gals will give today's young people a new look at World War II and show them just how dramatically society has changed since then.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Women Airforce Service Pilots (U, S, ) Juvenile literature, Women air pilots United States Juvenile literature, Air pilots, Military United States Juvenile literature, World War, 1939-1945 Aerial operations, American Juvenile literature, World War, 1939-1945 Participation, Female Juvenile literature, Women air pilots, World War, 1939-1945 Participation, Female