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Spitfire women of World War II

Whittell, Giles2021
The story of the unsung heroines who flew the newest, fastest, aeroplanes in World War II - mostly in southern England where the RAF was desperately short of pilots. Why would the well-bred daughter of a New England factory-owner brave the U-boat blockades of the North Atlantic in the bitter winter of 1941? What made a South African diamond heiress give up her life of house parties and London balls to spend the war in a freezing barracks on the Solent? And why did young Margaret Frost start lying to her father during the Battle of Britain? They - and scores of other women - weren't allowed to fly in combat, but what they did was nearly as dangerous. Unarmed and without instruments or radios, they delivered planes for the Air Transport Auxiliary to the RAF bases from which male pilots flew into battle.
Main title:
London : HarperPress, 2021.
304 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Originally published: 2007.Includes bibliographical references and index.
9780008490607 (pbk. :)
Dewey class:
940.544941940.544 WHIT940.5449
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