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She Flew Bombers: From the Factories to the Bases During WW II (She Built Ships During WW II and She Was An American Spy) [Kindle Edition]

Jeane Slone
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Book Description

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.


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About the Author

Jeane Slone is the Vice President of the Redwood Writer’s Club. She is a member of the Healdsburg Literary Guild, Military Writer’s Society of America and the Pacific Coast Air Museum. Jeane is a tutor for the Adult Literacy Program. Ms. Slone has published three historical fictions, She Flew Bombers, She Built Ships During WWII and She Was An American Spy During WW II. She Flew Bombers, second edition, won Finalist in the 2012 National Indie Book Award.

Product Details

  • File Size: 734 KB
  • Print Length: 268 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0983815402
  • Publisher: Walter J. Willey Book Company; Second Edition edition (January 1, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002TSB10E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #235,948 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Women in World War II November 9, 2009
Format:Kindle Edition
I thank Jeane Slone for writing this book paying tribute to the lives of the courageous women that were civil air patrol pilots during World War II and never received any of the benefits or honors accorded the men in military service. Finally the WASPS are being recognized for the vital role they played during this very important time in our history.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Jan
Format:Paperback
I read both books by Jeane Sloan--"She Built Ships During WWII" and "She Flew Bombers During WWII" about the WASPS. I am familiar with the Rosie the Riveters but not much about the trials of the WASPS. Interesting reading about the personal matters of these tough ladies and how they were treated by the men around them. They proved themselves in many ways, even though they were up against sabotage and bullying by men around them. The women went to work on the shipyards while men were fighting the war and then were sent home once the men returned. The brave pilots sacrificed their lives to ferry the airplanes, even some killed because of sabotage from the men, plus they didn't receive military benefits. They proved "We Can Do it."
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Women in the military April 24, 2013
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My cousin, Virginia S., served in WW-II. An explosion took part of her skull and left certain other scars. She is 92 years "young" now but still shares stories of those days in the WAAC. Great book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars She Flew Bomers April 22, 2013
By Richard
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Enjoyed the Book. Just shows how woman have helped during W11, and make you think if we did not keep them in the forces were we would be to day
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars She Flew Bombers "Keep 'em flyin', Fifinella!" December 27, 2011
Format:Paperback
With an inborn love for flying fostered by her father, Violet Willey, just wanted to fly. World War II gave her the opportunity of a lifetime, which she grasped against the wishes of her oh-so-traditional mother. Life wasn't easy for a woman serving as a Woman Airforce Service Pilot (WASP)--a job that wasn't military yet subject to the military control.

Belittled, reviled and sabotaged by men who believed they weren't competent or worthy enough to fly, these woman strove to overcome the cultural biases of the time, only to be released from their jobs when the men came home from war.

This fact-filled, fast-paced book is steeped with rich detail. The vintage photos are carefully chosen to reflect the scenes from the book.

Author Jeane Slone puts you in the pilot's seat alongside Violet Willey.

A perfect book to be made into a WWII movie.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I chose this book because anything about the war and history I enjoy reading. I have really enjoyed this book and found that it is a hard one to put down. The things these women suffered through and still carried on, just amazed me. I don't think any of us could do these kinds of thing today. I would recommend the book to anyone who likes war history.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sounded real May 4, 2013
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I was near the end of the book before I knew it was not a true story. Was special for me, because my mother was a Rosy the Riviter.

You cheer for her tenacity to train so she could fly. You weep with the unfairness of the time. You laugh at the WASP as it was. Good research on charters also. Good story and very realistic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars These are great books for all to read August 19, 2014
Format:Paperback
I just finished reading She Flew Bombers which opened my eyes to the brave and creative women who volunteered to ferry planes to army bases during WWII and the challenges they withstood. I am usually a slow reader but stayed up late to finish reading this book. I also read She Was An American Spy During WWII and have just started She Built Ships, also equally fascinating stories based on historical facts and real people. These books show how women withstood discrimination and took risks to support men in combat during WWII. Everyone, even men, experiences discrimination and struggle to maintain family and create interesting careers. These are great books for all to read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good account of the difficulties the WASP faced as they...
Well written, and personalized events, exemplifying the many emotional hardships and physical difficulties our WWII forefathers and mothers faced as they determined to defeat such... Read more
Published on April 24, 2013 by Tommie J. Stanaland
4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth reading, will check out her other books
Well told and a testament to the women who did such great service with no official recognition for so long.
Published on April 21, 2013 by Andycap
4.0 out of 5 stars A good fictional story of WW 2 Wasps.
This would be a good book for teens to learn about the war effort. I enjoyed the story very much.
Published on April 2, 2013 by Tom Merrick
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Story, Too Much TELLING
This is a good, entertaining read, rich in women's history. The heroine, Violet, starts her story as a young girl going up with barnstormers with her dad. Read more
Published on December 19, 2012 by Tara
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow
A real eye opener. . . . . . . . I've never read a whole book in one day.
Published on December 13, 2012 by Mitch P
3.0 out of 5 stars A very jumpy piece of fiction
From the onset of the title I thought that I would be reading a book about the women who were members of the WASPs and WAFs along with the Rosie the Riveters during WWII. Read more
Published on October 15, 2012 by John Wingfield
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Novel!!!! Great Journey!!!
I just finished this novel and wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed it!! I purchased the book at the Wings Over Wine Country Airshow Aug. 2012 in
Santa Rosa, CA. As a 8+ yr. Read more
Published on October 7, 2012 by Holly C. Stratton
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More About the Author

Jeane Slone is the Vice President of the Redwood Writer's Club, a member of the Healdsburg Literary Guild, Military Writer's Society of America and the Pacific Coast Air Museum. She is a tutor for the Adult Literacy Program.
Ms. Slone writes two blogs http://blog.jeaneslone.com and a blog interviewing new authors: http://author-interviews.jeaneslone.com
Ms. Slone published the historical fiction, She Flew Bombers about the true adventures of the Women Airforce Service Pilots during WWII.
Jeane Slone enjoys researching pieces of the forgotten past especially involving female heroines and multi-cultures.
She is currently researching her third novel She Was a Spy During WWII.
Ms. Slone is an avid kayaker with the Russian River outside her window. Visit: wwwjeaneslone.com

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