This week, we're extremely excited to be talking to Dr. Katherine Landdeck of Texas Woman's University about a subject some of our listeners have asked to hear more about: the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of World War II. Today, we talk about how these women became pilots, what their training was like, and how the program was both an experiment to see how women would work as military pilots and a necessity of war.
Episode link: WASP of WWII with Dr. Katherine Sharp Landdeck, Part 1
Tracy's Interview Prep:
- Stamberg, Susan. "Female WWII Pilots: The Original Fly Girls." NPR. Morning Edition. 3/9/2010. http://www.npr.org/2010/03/09/123773525/female-wwii-pilots-the-original-fly-girls
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. "Face Behind the File - Women on the Wing" Mar 15, 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoNZ4-FkJcE
- Wackerfuss, Andrew T. "Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). Air Force Historical Support Division. http://www.afhso.af.mil/topics/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=15244
- Lanndeck, Katherine Sharp. "The Women Excluded From Arlington National Cemetery." The Atlantic. 1/15/2016. http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/01/women-world-war-two-veterans-arlilngton/424158/
- U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs. "Women on the Wing." Mar 26, 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMCqXZEEQug
- Noggle, Anne and Dora Dougherty Strother. "For God, Country, and the Thrill of It: Women Airforce Service Pilots in World War II." TAMU Press. 1990.
- WASP Museum. http://waspmuseum.org/
- Women Airforce Service Pilots Digital Archive. http://twudigital.cdmhost.com/cdm/landingpage/collection/p214coll2
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