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Sarah Byrn Evans Rickman, BA’58, Ferrying History

Oct. 2, 2018, 2:34 PM

During World War II the Women Airforce Service Pilots—known as the WASP—flew and delivered aircraft across the U.S. to docks for shipment to the war zone.

Sarah Byrn Evans Rickman is making sure these flyers’ contributions aren’t forgotten. She’s written eight books about them, most recently BJ Erickson: WASP Pilot (2018, Filter Press), a young adult biography and the first of a series. Erickson led a squadron of skilled WASP ferry pilots who, throughout 1944, delivered vital P-51 fighter aircraft from California to the East Coast.

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