Nancy Love and the WASP Ferry Pilots of World War II

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Nancy Love
and the
WASP Ferry Pilots
of World War II

by Sarah Byrn Rickman

Number 4 in the North Texas
Military Biography and Memoir Series

University of North Texas Press
Denton, Texas

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Dedication v
  • Contents vii
  • Photographs of Nancy Harkness Love ix
  • Foreword xi
  • Preface xvii
  • Acknowledgments xx
  • Prologue 1
  • 1 - Learning to Fly 5
  • 2 - Learning to Live 23
  • 3 - Stretching Her Wings 33
  • 4 - Tricycle Gear Test Pilot 45
  • 5 - War in Europe! 60
  • 6 - Wanted- Ferry Pilots 70
  • 7 - Two Women Pilot Groups 80
  • 8 - The Originals Gather 91
  • 9 - Growing Pains 103
  • 10 - Killed in Service of Her Country 116
  • 11 - Transport and Transition 121
  • 12 - A B-17 Bound for England 134
  • 13 - Change in the Air 147
  • 14 - Pursuit School 157
  • 15 - The Quest for Militarization 172
  • 16 - In Pursuit, Coast to Coast 185
  • 17 - Militarization Denied 197
  • 18 - Denouement of the Wasp 205
  • 19 - Flying the Hump 220
  • 20 - Peace, Prosperity, and Parenthood 234
  • 21 - Life on the Vineyard 242
  • 22 - Empty Nest 257
  • 23 - Fighting Spirit 266
  • Epilogue 274
  • Appendix- Biographical Overview of Nancy Harkness Love 276
  • EndNotes 279
  • Glossary of Military and Airplane Terms 301
  • Glossary of Airplane Types 305
  • Bibliography 311
  • Index 320
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