A Wasp Among Eagles

1999 byAnn B. Carl All rights reserved Copy editor:Initial Cap Editorial Services
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Cataloging-in-Publication Data Carl,Ann B. (Baumgartner) A WASP among
Eagles ...

Author: Ann Carl

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 9781588343413

Category: History

Page: 152

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Before World War II most Americans did not believe that the average woman could fly professionally, but during the war more than a thousand women pilots proved them wrong. These were the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs), who served as military flyers on the home front. In March 1944 one of them, Ann Baumgartner, was assigned to the Fighter Flight Test Branch at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. There she would make history as the only woman to test-fly experimental planes during the war and the first woman to fly a jet. A WASP among Eagles is the first-person story of how Baumgartner learned to fly, trained as a WASP, and became one of the earliest jet-age pioneers. Flying such planes as the Curtiss A-25 Helldiver, the Lockheed P-38, and the B-29 Superfortress, she was the first woman to participate in a host of experiments, including in-air refueling and flying the first fighter equipped with a pressurized cockpit. But in evaluating the long-awaited turbojet-powered Bell YP-59A, she set a “first” record that would remain unchallenged for ten years.


The memoir of a woman test pilot in World War II. The author belonged to a corps of women pilots on the home front who for the most part delivered planes and tested repaired ones.

Author: Carl Ab

Publisher: Smithsonian

ISBN: 9781560988700

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 132

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A former military test pilot in World War II and the first American woman to fly a jet, Carl shares the story of her unusual career, gives a history of the WASPs (Women Airforce Service Pilots), and shows how women performed a valuable function during World War II. 20 photos.

Fly Girls

Williams, Wasps, 115. Verges, On Silver Wings, 75–76. Ibid., 77. Ibid., 79. Keil,
Those Wonderful Women, 148. Ibid. Williams, Wasps, 51. Carl, A WASP Among
Eagles, 23. Ibid., 23–25. Keil, Those Wonderful Women, 154–155. Ladevich, “Fly

Author: P. O’Connell Pearson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781534404120

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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“A truly inspiring read.” —Booklist (starred review) “A solid account of women’s contributions as aviators during World War II.” —Kirkus Reviews In the tradition of Hidden Figures, debut author Patricia Pearson offers a beautifully written account of the remarkable but often forgotten group of female fighter pilots who answered their country’s call in its time of need during World War II. At the height of World War II, the US Army Airforce faced a desperate need for skilled pilots—but only men were allowed in military airplanes, even if the expert pilots who were training them to fly were women. Through grit and pure determination, 1,100 of these female pilots—who had to prove their worth time and time again—were finally allowed to ferry planes from factories to bases, to tow targets for live ammunition artillery training, to test repaired planes and new equipment, and more. Though the Women Airforce Service Pilots lived on military bases, trained as military pilots, wore uniforms, marched in review, and sometimes died violently in the line of duty, they were civilian employees and received less pay than men doing the same jobs and no military benefits, not even for burials. Their story is one of patriotism, the power of positive attitudes, the love of flying, and the willingness to serve others with no concern for personal gain.

Gender and the Second World War

'Director of Women Pilots Asks Military Status for WASPs', War Department
Bureau of Public Relations, 8 August 1944, ... 'Medical Consideration of WASPS',
Jacqueline Cochran Papers. ... For example, see: Carl, A WASP Among Eagles,

Author: Corinna Peniston-Bird

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137524607

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 535


This book provides students with a solid overview of the field, examining WWII through the growing field of gender history, and from a global perspective, in line with current teaching trends

Women in the United States Military

WASP pilots were not allowed to fly outside of this country, the idea being that
male pilots would be assigned the more dangerous overseas work. ... Carl, Ann B
. A Wasp Among Eagles: A Woman Military Test Pilot in World War II. Washington

Author: Judith Bellafaire

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136854057

Category: History

Page: 160

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Women’s participation in the U.S. Armed Forces has grown over time in response to the national need for their services. Throughout each era of American history, patriotic women volunteered to serve their country in a wide variety of official and unofficially sanctioned capacities. When there was a call to duty, the United States Armed Forces always relied upon women to be a part of the effort. Women in the United States Military: An Annotated Bibliography is the most complete and up to date listing of resources to help students and scholars understand the effect women have had on the wars that have shaped the United States. Covering everything from the American Revolution to Operations in Iraq, Women in the United States Military is essential for all academic and research libraries.


A WASP Among Eagles : A Woman Military Test Pilot in World War II .
Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press , 1999. 132 pp . Photographs , index .
$ 19.95 ( cloth ) ISBN 1-56098-899-1 ; $ 14.95 ( paper ) , ISBN 1-56098870-3 .
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ISBN: STANFORD:36105063853100

Category: United States


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Encyclopedia of Flight Stabilizers Ferdinand von Zeppelin

It took thirty - three years of lobbying for the United States to finally recognize
WASPs for their military service , a step which Congress took in ... Bibliography
Carl , Ann B . A WASP Among Eagles : A Woman Military Test Pilot in World War
II .

Author: Tracy Irons-Georges

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 1587650495

Category: Transportation

Page: 899

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... The 'Encyclopedia of Flight' bridges the gap between theoretical concepts and practical applications, between scientific information and historical issues ... This ... three-volume work provides information about animal and human-made flight in a way that is accessible to high school and undergraduate students, general readers, and aviation enthusiasts. It examines a wide range of topics, from birds and balloons to jets and spacecraft ...

American History

Smithsonian Institution Press , 168 pages , $ 21.95 ) hether it be the “ Nelson
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ISBN: STANFORD:36105113522291

Category: United States


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Allies in Wartime

1 Florence Shutsy - Reynolds ( WASP 44 - W - 5 ) “ Hapon ferrying and in the
United non queried , American Women Pilots in World War II Tn September ... 4
Ann B . Carl , WASP Among Eagles : A Woman Military Test Pilot in World War II .

Author: Alexander B. Dolitsky

Publisher: Alaska Siberia Research Center

ISBN: IND:30000116731146

Category: Poetry

Page: 144

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This book is a collection of articles, essays and speeches that together illuminate a remarkable chapter in human history: the Alaska-Siberia Airway during World War II.

Air Power History

CUALES A WASP among Eagles A Woman Military Test Pilot in World War II Ann
B . Carl " Carl outlines how women performed a vital ... Her book also chronicles
the organizational history of the WASPs ( Women Airforce Service Pilots ) .



ISBN: STANFORD:36105110560567

Category: Aeronautics, Military


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Women and War

A WASP among Eagles . Washington , DC : Smithsonian Institution Press .
mBEATTY , BESSIE ( 1886 - 1947 ) return and finish her training at Avenger Field
near Sweetwater , Texas , graduating with class 43 - W - 5 in September 1943 .

Author: Bernard A. Cook


ISBN: UOM:39015066895700

Category: Women and war

Page: 742

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In this unique encyclopedia, 120 leading scholars from around the world provide comprehensive treatment of the role of women in war, from the first written history to the present.

Air Space Smithsonian

Among these arresting images are Mathew Brady's Civil War pictures from
Gettysburg ; the World War II photos of Robert Capa and Margaret Bourke - White
; and those of Don McCullin ... 1-58834-192-5 Paper $ 17.95 A WASP among
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ISBN: NYPL:33433089488195

Category: Aeronautics


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Journal of Women s History

A WASP among Eagles : A Woman Military Test Pilot in World War II .
Washington , D . C . : Smithsonian Institution Press , 1999 . x + 132 pp . ; ill . ;
appendix . ISBN 1 - 56098 - 842 - 8 ( cl ) . The members of the Women Airforce
Service Pilot ...



ISBN: UVA:X006178220

Category: Electronic journals


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Brooklyn Daily Eagle Almanac

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ISBN: NYPL:33433081730313

Category: Almanacs, American


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Women s Rights

A WASP among Eagles . Washington , D . C . : Smithsonian Press , 1999 . An
account by a test pilot who was among the thousand Women Airforce Service
Pilots ( WASPs ) to ferry and test aircraft or instruct others during World War II for ...

Author: Natasha Thomsen

Publisher: Facts On File, Incorporated

ISBN: UVA:X030254922

Category: Political Science

Page: 401

View: 544


A guide to women's rights both in the U.S. and abroad presents case studies of different countries, provides primary source documents, discusses how to research the issue, and offers an annotated bibliography of resources.

Book Review Index

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0787661872

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1263

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'Book Review Index' provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic and professional interests. More than 600 publications are indexed, including journals and national general interest publications and newspapers. 'Book Review Index' is available in a three-issue subscription covering the current year or as an annual cumulation covering the past year.