Books about WASP – Women Airforce Service Pilots

The Women Airforce Service Pilots were founded with the purpose of freeing male pilots for combat roles during World War II. Logging an estimated total of 60 million miles, these remarkable pilots transported every type of aircraft in the US military arsenal. They towed targets for live anti-aircraft gun practice, simulated strafing missions and transported cargo, and even instructed male pilots in ground school and flight training. 38 WASP and trainees were killed in the line of duty but as civilian employees, they received no recognition, no honors, no military benefits.

The WASP were belatedly granted veteran status in 1977, and, in 2010, were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the United States Congress.

The WASP remain inspiring role models for today’s female pilots and astronauts.

Go Home Little Fifinella: The Story of A WASP Trainee (Eco-Adventure)
Winnie LoPinto wrote “Go Home Little Fifinella” as a young woman after returning from Texas in 1944 from her training as a WASP (Women’s Air Force Service Pilots). Her biographical account of her experiences as a WASP trainee in Sweetwater Texas is full of the language and favor of the time.
I was a women pilot in 1945 I was a woman pilot in 1945 – A memoir of a WASP trainee
A day to day account of the experiences of Winnie LoPinto as a WASP trainee at Avenger Field TX.
WASPS WASPs: Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II
This coffee table book combines 150 historical and contemporary photographs with stories collected from WASP veterans in the ’80s and ’90 tells the story of this World War II women pilots.