Silver Wings

Silver Wings - H.P. Munro Very enjoyable, feel good read about 1940s women pilots. While this is fiction, it feels well-researched. Thankfully, no boring technical discourses on flying, planes and such. The day to day duties of flying must have been pretty mundane, as they were never in the war, but they are no less dangerous. (Their services were used mainly as support--to test and deliver sometimes rickety planes, to tow targets for fighter pilot practice and sometimes be targeted themselves! and get this--demonstrate to male pilots how bombers are so easy to fly, even women can do it, lol.) But, the author managed to inject an entertaining love story, frequent and oftentimes humorous struggles for acceptance and against discrimination, and all the little anecdotes that make pilot life so memorable for the women.

4.5 stars