Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Nancy Batson Crews: Alabama's First Lady of Flight

Just received the book Nancy Batson Crews: Alabama's First Lady of Flight, by Sarah Byrn Rickman with a forward by Jane Kirkpatrick. Fire Ant Books, University of Alabama Press. 2009.



Nancy Elizabeth Batson was number twenty to qualify for the Women's Auxiliary FErrying Squadron (WAFS) which was made upo of the first 28 women to fly for the US Army in WWII.

She was 22. She was so good at her job that she was given the nicknane "Golden Girl of the Ferry Command." She was also very pretty, which earned her the nickname "Veronica Lake of the Ferry Command."

I'll be reviewing the book in detail shortly.

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