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The Resource Intrepid woman : Betty Lussier's secret war, 1942-1945, Betty Lussier

Intrepid woman : Betty Lussier's secret war, 1942-1945, Betty Lussier

Label
Intrepid woman : Betty Lussier's secret war, 1942-1945
Title
Intrepid woman
Title remainder
Betty Lussier's secret war, 1942-1945
Statement of responsibility
Betty Lussier
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A college student in Maryland when World War II began, Betty Lussier went to England to help the British fight off an impending invasion. Armed with a private pilot s license, she joined the Air Transport Auxiliary and was soon ferrying planes and pilots for the RAF, and her memoir describes those days in thrilling detail. After the Normandy invasion, when women pilots were barred from delivering planes to the combat zones on the continent, she complained to Sir William S. Stephenson, who was in the RAF with her father in World War I and headed British intelligence in the States. He steered her to the newly formed American Office of Strategic Services, which was recruiting field agents. Her experiences with a special liaison unit in Algeria, Sicily, Italy, and France helping to set up a chain of double agents and transmit misinformation to the enemy are described in compelling detail as she takes the reader step-by-step through some memorable cases that helped bring the war to an end
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lussier, Betty
Dewey number
940.54/4973092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D786
LC item number
.L87 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lussier, Betty
  • Lussier, Betty
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Women air pilots
  • Women air pilots
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • Military participation
  • Women air pilots
  • Great Britain
  • United States
Label
Intrepid woman : Betty Lussier's secret war, 1942-1945, Betty Lussier
Link
http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&doc_number=021167009&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Flying with the Air Transport Auxiliary -- Life in Maryland : the early years -- Betty's favorite day : crossing the ocean to England -- Welcome to London and Maidenhead -- It's official : I'm an ATA student pilot! -- Duty pilot adventures -- Old loves, new friends -- Adventures and misadventures on land and in the air -- Accidents will happen -- The seeds of discontent : no continental service for the women -- A well-deserved break -- Ferry pool number five -- Kenny, Cousin Jack, Scotty, and Stephenson -- D-Day nears -- Time for a change : resignation -- pt. 2. Counterespionage -- On the ground with the X-2 -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: Abbreviations and acronyms -- Appendix B: Some of the ATA cross-country routes
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 221 pages
Isbn
9781591144496
Lccn
2010022131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)610837998
  • (OCoLC)ocn610837998
Label
Intrepid woman : Betty Lussier's secret war, 1942-1945, Betty Lussier
Link
http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&doc_number=021167009&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Flying with the Air Transport Auxiliary -- Life in Maryland : the early years -- Betty's favorite day : crossing the ocean to England -- Welcome to London and Maidenhead -- It's official : I'm an ATA student pilot! -- Duty pilot adventures -- Old loves, new friends -- Adventures and misadventures on land and in the air -- Accidents will happen -- The seeds of discontent : no continental service for the women -- A well-deserved break -- Ferry pool number five -- Kenny, Cousin Jack, Scotty, and Stephenson -- D-Day nears -- Time for a change : resignation -- pt. 2. Counterespionage -- On the ground with the X-2 -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: Abbreviations and acronyms -- Appendix B: Some of the ATA cross-country routes
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 221 pages
Isbn
9781591144496
Lccn
2010022131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)610837998
  • (OCoLC)ocn610837998

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