Yankee Doodle Gals

Amy Nathan talked about her book Yankee Doodle Gals: Women Pilots of World War II, in which she tells the story of the Women Air Force Service… read more

Yankee Doodle Gals Amy Nathan talked about her book Yankee Doodle Gals: Women Pilots of World War II, in which she tells the story of the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs) who flew during World War II. They weren’t allowed to fly in combat but they contributed to the war effort in other ways, such as doing test flights on repaired planes, playing the part of enemy pilots in training exercises, and towing targets through the sky to help ground troops with target practice. Ms. Nathan interviewed a number of former pilots while researching the book. Evelyn Stevenson, portraying first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, also made remarks. close

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Yankee Doodle Gals

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Program ID:
169833-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Hyde Park, New York, United States
First Aired:
May 04, 2002 | 9:07am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
May 04, 2002 | 1:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • May 04, 2002 | 9:07am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 04, 2002 | 1:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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