Wasp of the Ferry Command: women pilots, uncommon deeds

TitleWasp of the Ferry Command: women pilots, uncommon deeds
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsRickman, Sarah Bryn
Number of Pages440
PublisherUniversity of North Texas Press
CityDenton, Texas
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WASP of the Ferry Command is the story of the women ferry pilots who flew more than nine million miles in 72 different aircraft—115,000 pilot hours—for the Ferrying Division, Air Transport Command, during World War II. In the spring of 1942, Col. William H. Tunner lacked sufficient male pilots to move vital trainer aircraft from the factory to the training fields. Nancy Love found 28 experienced women pilots who could do the job. They, along with graduates of the army’s flight training school for women—established by Jacqueline Cochran—performed this duty until fall 1943, when manufacture of trainers ceased.

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