Here you can find additional resources regarding the WASP and their history.
National and International Organizations supporting WASP & Women group resources
Texas Woman’s University – Collections / Women Airforce Service Pilots
The Woman’s Collection at Texas Woman’s University is the official archive of the Women Airforce Service Pilots. The WASP Collection includes over 1 million wartime and postwar items as well as the personal collections of hundreds of the WASP.
National WASP WWII Museum The National WASP WWII Museum educates and inspires all generations with the story of Women Airforce Service Pilots who forever changed the course of women in aviation.
Ninety-nines The Ninety-Nines® is the International Organization of Women Pilots that promotes advancement of aviation through education, scholarships and mutual support while honoring our unique history and sharing our passion for flight.
Wings Across America was created to educate, motivate and inspire generations with the history of the pioneering WASP of WWII, Women Airforce Service Pilots, first women in history to Fly America’s military aircraft.
The Business of Aviation: History of Flight a fantastic overview of the history of flight! Covering the early attempts at flight dating back to the 1400s, to more present aviation pioneers in the 19th and 20th centuries, you will learn how aviation evolved over the years!
Women in Aviation International (WAI) provides networking, education, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for young girls and women who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries.
Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM) champions women’s professional growth and enrichment in aviation maintenance by sharing information, networking, education, providing community, and awareness of women in the industry.
International Society of Women Airline Pilots (ISWAP) offers scholarships to promote the advancement of women in the world’s airline flight decks.
International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA) promotes the advancement of women in aviation and aerospace through an ever-expanding global network.
Whirly Girls International, is a non-profit, charitable and educational organization that aims to advance women in helicopter aviation. They are an affiliate member of the Helicopter Association International.
Advancing Women in Transportation is an international organization that helps in the development of the involvement of women in the field of transportation.
Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA) introduces corporate aviation opportunities and create diversity in the industry by providing event networking opportunities, scholarship information, online interaction and mentoring to future professionals.
Women in Aerospace (WIA) is dedicated to expanding women’s opportunities for leadership and increasing their visibility in the aerospace community.
Air Race Classic is the epicenter of women’s air racing. Pilots range in age from 17 to 90 years old. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds including students, teachers, doctors, airline pilots, business owners, professionals and air traffic controllers.
Women Military Aviators, Inc. is a non-profit corporation formed in 1978 to promote and preserve for historical, educational, and literary purposes the role of women pilots, navigators, and aircrew in the service of their country during times of war and peace.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is the world’s largest advocate for women in engineering and technology.
Female Aviators Sticking Together (FAST) is a global network and non-profit organization that awards scholarships and inspires the next generation of women pilots.
Girls with Wings is a nonprofit organization to encourage more girls to have an interest in aviation.
Engineer Girl website is designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women.
Amy Pohler’s Smart Girls is dedicated to helping young people cultivate their authentic selves.
Resources for Women in Computer Technology. This resource reviews the history of women in science and technology explores career opportunities and identifies resources to help women explore and grow in computer science fields.
STEM student resources in celebration of National Aviation Day
STEM Activities and Games It’s really important to learn about the four STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering, and math. Knowing a lot about these subjects will help you in school, and it can also help you to get a job once you’re an adult.
BOOKS BY AND ABOUT WASP
Compiled by the CAF WASP Squadron
A Dance With Death: Soviet Airwomen in World War II by WASP Anne Noggle (44-W-1) and Christine A. White
A VIEW FROM THE DOGHOUSE: OF THE 319TH AAFWFTD by Celeste Graves
A WASP AMONG EAGLES by WASP Ann Baumgartner Carl (43-W-5)
America’s First Women Military Pilots WASP (Women Air Force Service Pilots) by Bernice “Bee” Falk Haydu (44-W-7)
AND STILL FLYING…The Life and Times of Elizabeth “Betty” Wall by Patrick Roberts
Aviation Fellowship by WASP Betty Greene (43-W-5) and Dietrich Buss
BJ Erickson: WASP Pilot by Sarah Byrn Rickman
Clipped Wings: The Rise and Fall of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs of World War II by Molly Merryman
Dear Mother & Daddy by WASP Marie Clark (44-W-1)
Final Flight Final Fight: My Grandmother, the WASP, and Arlington National Cemetery by Erin Miller
Finding Dorothy Scott: Letters of a WASP Pilot by Sarah Byrn Rickman
Fly Gals of World War II by WASP Eleanor Thompson Wortz (43-W-4)
Fly Girls: The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII by P. O’Connell Pearson
FLYING HIGH: the Amazing Story of Betty Green and the early years of Mission
Flying Higher: The Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII by Wanda Langly.
FLYING FOR HER COUNTRY THE AMERICAN AND SOVIET WOMEN MILITARY PILOTS OF WORLD WAR II by Amy Goodpaster Strebe
FLYING THE ZUNI MOUNTAINS by Ann Darr (44-W-3)
Girls of Avenger by WASP Alyce Stevens Rohrer (44-W-4)
Girls Can’t Be Pilots: An Aerobiography by WASP Margaret J. Ringenberg (43-W-5) with Jane L. Roth
For God, Country, and the Thrill of It by WASP Anne Noggle (44-W-1)
HAZEL AH YING LEE: Women Airforce Service Pilot by Kay Gott
HOW HIGH SHE FLYS by WASP Dorothy Swain Lewis (44-W-5)
Jackie Cochran: An Autobiography by Jacqueline Cochran
LETTERS HOME 1944-1945 by WASP Bernice “Bee” Falk Haydu (44-W-7)
Love at First Flight by WASP Elizabeth Strohfus (44-W-1) as told to Cheryl J. Young
Nancy Batson Crews Alabama’s First Lady of Flight (WAF) by Sarah Byrn Rickman
Nancy Love and the WASP Ferry Pilots of World War II by Sarah Byrn Rickman (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series Book 4)
Nancy Love WASP Pilot by Sarah Byrn Rickman
ON FINAL APPROACH by Byrd Howell Granger (43-W-1)
On Silver Wings by Marianne Verges
OUT of the BLUE and INTO HISTORY by Betty Stagg Turner (44-W-9)
SEIZED by the SUN: The Life and Disappearance of World War II Pilot Gertrude Tompkins by James W. Ure
Sisters in Arms by Helena Page Schrader
Sisters in the Sky, Vol. 1, the WAFS by WASP Adela Rick Scharr
Sisters in the Sky, Vol. 2 by WASP Adela Rick Scharr
SKYWARD: The History of Female Pilots in WWII by Sally Deng
THE FEW: WOMEN WHO FLEW THE P-38 by Larry W. Bledsoe
The Flying WASP by WASP Doris Brinker Tanner (44-W-4)
The Originals The Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron of World War II by Sarah Byrn Rickman
The Stars at Noon by Jacqueline Cochran
The US WASP: Trailblazing Women Pilots of World War II by Lisa M. Bolt Simmons
THE WOMEN WITH SILVER WINGS by Katherine Sharp Landeck
Those Wonderful Women In Their Flying Machines by Sally Van Wagenen Keil
To Live and Die a WASP: 38 Women Pilots Who Died in WWII by William M. Miller
United States Women in Aviation 1940- 1985 by Deborah G. Douglas
WASP of the FERRY COMMAND Women Pilots, Uncommon Deeds by Sarah Byrn Rickman
WASPs Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II by Vera S. Williams
“We Love To Fly” by Nancy Robison and illustrated by WASP Beverly Beesemyer (44-W-6)
We Served Too: The Story of Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII by Jill Bond
We Were WASP by WASP Winifred Wood (43-W-7) with illustrations by WASP Dot Swain (44-W-5)
Winning My Wings by Marion Stegeman Hodgson (43-W-5)
Women Airforce Service Pilot by WASP Kay Gott 43-W-2
Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII: The WASP by J. David Dameron
Women In Pursuit by Kay Gott
WOMEN IN THE Wild Blue Target-Towing WASP at Camp Davis by David A. Stallman
Women Pilots of WWII by Jean Hascall Cole
Women Who Dared American Female Test Pilots, Flight Test Engineers and Astronauts by WASP Yvonne C. “Pat” Pateman (43-W-5)
YANKEE DOODLE GALS WOMEN PILOTS OF WORLD WAR II by Amy Nathan
Zoot-Suits and Parachutes by WASP Doris Brinker Tanner (44-W-4)
The story of these heroic women is told in a thrilling photo-filled book for young readers 10 and up: “Fly Girls: The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII”
For a riveting memoir by a WASP test pilot for adult readers, we highly recommend “A WASP Among Eagles: A Woman Military Test Pilot in World War II”
There is also a bestselling historical fiction novel for adults telling the story of a young WASP pilot: “The Flight Girls”
Several WASPs are also profiled in the book “Women Aviators: 26 Stories of Pioneer Flights, Daring Missions, and Record-Setting Journeys” for teens and adults, ages 13 and up.
For children’s books about more trailblazing female pilots, visit our blog post, “20 Books About Boundary-Breaking Female Pilots“.