This well-written and fast-paced book chronicles the history of the Women Airforce Service Pilots. Women pilots were an exotic an unappreciated item during WWII, and as such, had to fight their own battles against gender discrimination before it became a problem. The same was not true of Russian women pilots. These "Night Witches" were extraordinary women combat pilots and were called that because they made their aerial raids under cover of darkness, bombing the Germans at night. The women pilots flew over 77 types of aircraft, to 134 US army bases, for the exclusive usage of their male counterparts. The heroine's passion for flying is documented from her first experience as a young girl from going on a flight with a California barnstormer to joining the WASP and encountering gender discrimination, death, and sabotage. Includes two chapters about the Soviet Night Witches. Little seems to be written about this heroic group of women who, through their entire existence, did not achieve military status until 1977. The obstacles and biases they managed to overcome as women pilots during their service to our country are expertly put to paper by author Jeane Slone. Written with humor, emotion, and accuracy, this film-worthy story will be enjoyed by anyone interested in military and aviation history, a plain good book, or a fast read. She Flew Bombers, second edition, won the 2012 Indie Book Award.