The Originals

By Sarah Byrn Rickman

12 copies

The Originals: The Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron of World War II, by Sarah Byrn Rickman (non-fiction — from Disc-Us Books 2001), is the story of the WAFS, the first 28 women to fly for the U.S. Army in World War II.

Based on personal interviews with the nine who were still alive as of 2000, on papers and diaries, and on interviews and correspondence with descendants and others who knew them. This book tells the story of the WAFS, who they were, how they are different from the WASPs (Women Airforce Service Pilots), and how they ultimately became part of the WASPs. A must reference book for libraries in aviation communities, but it reads like a novel.

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