Ladies of Lockbourne: Women Airforce Service Pilots and the Mighty B-17 Flying Fortress

TitleLadies of Lockbourne: Women Airforce Service Pilots and the Mighty B-17 Flying Fortress
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsSage, Jenny
JournalOhio History
Volume124
Issue2
Start Page5
Pagination5 - 27
Date Published2017
Abstract

The article focuses on the Women's Airforce Service Plots (WASPs), trained to fly the B-17 bombers under the direction of the U.S. Army in Lockbourne, Ohio from 1942 to 1944. Topics mentioned include the secrecy of the training due to fear of failure with a woman pilot crashing a B-17, concerns over the mental stamina of these pilots to fly a B-17 given its size, and power, and the deactivation of the WASP due to militarization and questions about jobs for men.

URLhttps://muse.jhu.edu/article/666065
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