Seized By The Sun: The Life and Disappearance of World War II Pilot Gertrude Tompkins

TitleSeized By The Sun: The Life and Disappearance of World War II Pilot Gertrude Tompkins
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsUre, James W.
Number of Pages208
PublisherChicago Press Review
CityChicago
Abstract

Of the 38 Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) confirmed or presumed dead in World War II, only one—Gertrude "Tommy" Tompkins—is still missing. On October 26, 1944, the 32-year-old fighter plane pilot lifted off from Mines Field in Los Angeles. She was never seen again. Seized by the Sun is the story of a remarkable woman who overcame a troubled childhood and the societal constraints of her time to find her calling flying the fastest and most powerful airplane of World War II. It is also a compelling unsolved mystery. (Amazon)

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