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Women as Pilots--History


Bell, Elizabeth S. Sisters of the Wind: Voices of Early Women Aviators. Pasadena, CA, Trilogy Books, 1994. 206 p.
Book call no.: 629.130082 B433s

Cadogan, Mary. Women with Wings: Female Fliers in Fact and Fiction. Chicago, Academy Chicago, 1993. 278 p.
Book call no.: 629.130082 C125w

Holden, Henry M. Hovering: The History of the Whirly-Girls: International Women Helicopter Pilots. Mt. Freedom, NJ, Black Hawk Publishing Co., 1994. 254 p.
Chapter 6: Military Aviation, pp 186-220.
Book call no.: 629.13092 H726h

Holden, Henry M. Ladybirds II: The Continuing Story of American Women in Aviation. Mt. Freedom, NJ, Black Hawk Pub. Co., 1993. 333 p.
Book call no.: 629.13092 H726La

Jaros, Dean. Heroes without Legacy: American Airwomen, 1912-1944. Niwot, CO, University Press of Colorado, 1993. 265 p.
Book call no.: 629.13092 J37h

Jopling, Lucy Wilson. Warrior in White. San Antonio, TX, Watercress Press, 1990. 133 p.
Book call no.: 92 J81j

Noggle, Anne. A Dance with Death: Soviet Airwomen in World War II. College Station, TX, Texas A&M University Press, 1994. 318 p.
Book call no.: 940.544947 N776d

Rich, Doris L. Queen Bess: Daredevil Aviator. Washington, DC, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993. 153 p.
About Bessie Coleman (1896-1926), an African-American pilot.
Book call no.: 92 C6921r

Schultz, Barbara Hunter. Pancho: The Biography of Florence Lowe Barnes. Lancaster, CA, Little Buttes Publishing Co., 1996. 243 p.
Pancho Barnes was one of aviation's most colorful members. In the 1920's, she barnstormed her way through the skies, capturing the women's speed record in 1930. The test pilots of Edwards AFB designated Pancho's "Happy Bottom Riding Club" their unofficial debriefing room in the 1950's.
Book call no.: 92 B2614s


Blaney, Janie C. The Many Lives of Betty Mullis. Citizen Airman 47:28-29 Jun '95.
About LtCol. Betty Mullis, one of the Air Force's first female pilots.

Buffington, H. Glenn. Esther Combes Vance, 1903-1983. American Aviation Historical Society Journal 39:312-314 Winter '94.

Cooper, Ann. In Celebration of the Life of Edna Gardner Whyte. American Aviation Historical Society Journal 38:136-137 Summer '93.

Darr, Ann. The Long Flight Home. U.S. News & World Report 123:66-70 Nov 17 '97.
Author recounts her experiences as a pilot in World War II.

Pateman, Yvonne C. Rugged and Right: That's Teresa James. Aviation Quarterly 9:63-72 Winter '89.
Teresa James was an air show and racing pilot before serving as a ferry pilot in World War II.

Pennington, Reina. The Propaganda Factor and Soviet Women Pilots in World War II. Minerva: Quarterly Report on Women and the Military 15:13-41 Summer '97.

Rich, Doris L. My Quest for Queen Bess. Air & Space Smithsonian 9:54-58 Aug-Sep '94.
About Bessie Coleman, the first black woman to fly.

Roberts, David. Men Didn't Have to Prove They Could Fly, But Women Did. Smithsonian 25:72-78+ Aug '94.
To combat the perception that women flyers were freaks, a group called the 99s was formed in 1929. It is still going strong today.

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