To Live and Die a Wasp (Paperback)

38 Women Pilots Who Died in WWII

By William M. Miller

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781523803811, 292pp.

Publication Date: February 5, 2016

List Price: 23.00*
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There have been many books about the Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII (WASP); however, hardly any about the 38 women who lost their lives while flying for the Army Air Corps. This book tells their story. When the war began, the men called these women "girls." They didn't believe this grand experiment could ever work-that the women of America-sisters and wives-could fly Army airplanes all over the country. Yet, these women were patriots and all they asked was a chance to do something that would help win the war. Of the 1,074 who flew as a WASP, 38 young women never came back-never had a future, and never heard their country say, "Thank you." Here, we remember them.

About the Author

William M. Miller is a writer and lecturer who has lived in Southern Oregon for nearly 20 years. He is also the author of "Eugene Ely, Daredevil Aviator." For nearly eight years, he was a newspaper reporter and history columnist for the Mail Tribune newspaper, in Medford, Oregon. Previously he was the historian for the Southern Oregon Historical Society.