Seized by the Sun

Seized by the Sun

The Life and Disappearance of World War II Pilot Gertrude Tompkins

Book - 2017
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An introduction to the life of the remarkable World War II pilot chronicles the challenges she overcame to pursue her love of flying, her service as one of the few chosen to serve with the elite Women's Airforce Service Pilots and her mysterious disappearance during a mission in 1944.
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois :, Chicago Review Press,, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781613735879
1613735871
Characteristics: x, 194 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: It's awful having a stutter
Childhood ups and downs
Confidence grows
Traveling abroad
Finding her footing
Taking flight
The WASPs are born
Welcome to the WASPs
Basic and advanced training
Pecos
On silver wings
Flying for her country
Dilemma
Seized by the sun
Searching.
Summary: An introduction to the life of the remarkable World War II pilot chronicles the challenges she overcame to pursue her love of flying, her service as one of the few chosen to serve with the elite Women's Airforce Service Pilots and her mysterious disappearance during a mission in 1944.
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