17-year-old Hershel Whittington.
Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP)
homefront Army auxiliary
ill-fitting khaki jumpsuits they called zoot suits
“some long and fancy words, some short and pungent words.
1938’s cross-country Bendix flying competition.
Col. William H. Turner
Nancy Harkness Love
to assemble a group of highly experienced women pilots to ferry planes
Caro Bayley was simply too small
hanging upside down by their heels to stretch themselves out
Women’s Flying Training Detachment (WFTD)
One pilot, Marion Florsheim, wore bedroom slippers with pompoms.
beginning with reveille at 6 a.m., followed by Morse code, Link (flight simulation) training, and flight training
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