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FLYING WITH WINGS OF DETERMINATION: BRITISH, SOVIET AND AMERICAN WOMEN PILOTS DURING WORLD WAR II

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2023
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This thesis is an international comparative analysis on the women pilots of Britain’s Air Transport Auxiliary, the Soviet Union’s Aviation Group 122, and the United States’ Women’s Auxiliary Air Force, Women’s Flying Training Detachment, and the Women Airforce Service Pilots during World War II. Women pilots in these groups were motivated by three different factors in each country to aid the war effort and that determination was a common thread among these groups that drove them to serve their countries’ militaries. What made the pilots’ efforts stand out was that they offered the Allies an advantage over the Axis Powers in terms of utilizing an additional workforce. Unfortunately, these women are widely unrecognized for this advantage and are brushed aside. It is important to recognize the significance of how these women impacted the Allies socially and militarily, and this work aims to expand the discussion in World War II studies.
Title: FLYING WITH WINGS OF DETERMINATION: BRITISH, SOVIET AND AMERICAN WOMEN PILOTS DURING WORLD WAR II.
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Name(s): Nall, John Dale , author
Ganson, Barbara , Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Department of History
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2023
Date Issued: 2023
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 135 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This thesis is an international comparative analysis on the women pilots of Britain’s Air Transport Auxiliary, the Soviet Union’s Aviation Group 122, and the United States’ Women’s Auxiliary Air Force, Women’s Flying Training Detachment, and the Women Airforce Service Pilots during World War II. Women pilots in these groups were motivated by three different factors in each country to aid the war effort and that determination was a common thread among these groups that drove them to serve their countries’ militaries. What made the pilots’ efforts stand out was that they offered the Allies an advantage over the Axis Powers in terms of utilizing an additional workforce. Unfortunately, these women are widely unrecognized for this advantage and are brushed aside. It is important to recognize the significance of how these women impacted the Allies socially and militarily, and this work aims to expand the discussion in World War II studies.
Identifier: FA00014150 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (MA)--Florida Atlantic University, 2023.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Aviation--History
Women air pilots
World War II
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