I was a woman pilot in 1945

By Winnie LoPinto

Action & adventure, Biography & memoir | Paperback, eBook


A true account of a woman pilot who also became a W.A.S.P. (Women Airforce Training Pilots) Trainee during World War II. Winnie LoPinto wrote the book which she titled Go Home Little Fifinella, in 1945 sometime after she returned from Avenger Field, the WASP training camp in Sweet Water Texas. The story starts as she boards the train to Sweetwater, Texas, full of youthful enthusiasm. She vividly describes the activities at Avenger Field, the antics with the bay mates of W7, the flights, the instructors, and visits by Jacqueline Cochran and General Hap Arnold. This book provides a rare glimpse into the everyday experiences of WASP Avengerettes. You'll laugh, cry, and feel a part of that program through Winnie's colorful descriptions. You'll love the 40's language! Want paper and electronic? You get the Kindle free and with proof of purchase, you also get the Flipbook free. So go ahead and order the print version. This is a keepsake.


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A true account of a woman pilot who also became a W.A.S.P. (Women Airforce Training Pilots) Trainee during World War II. Winnie LoPinto wrote the book which she titled Go Home Little Fifinella, in 1945 sometime after she returned from Avenger Field, the WASP training camp in Sweet Water Texas. The story starts as she boards the train to Sweetwater, Texas, full of youthful enthusiasm. She vividly describes the activities at Avenger Field, the antics with the bay mates of W7, the flights, the instructors, and visits by Jacqueline Cochran and General Hap Arnold. This book provides a rare glimpse into the everyday experiences of WASP Avengerettes. You'll laugh, cry, and feel a part of that program through Winnie's colorful descriptions. You'll love the 40's language! Want paper and elect...


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From the Publisher: "I was a Woman Pilot and a WASP trainee in 1945" is a true account of a woman pilot who also became a W.A.S.P. Trainee during World War II and what the government didn't tell you about the program! We might think the times when women need to prove themselves in careers previously dominated by men are gone. In fields like engineering, medicine and law, we are making great strides toward equality--although not there yet. There are still those retrogressive forces actively working against women in these positions and diligently trying to prove that there are gender differences that prevent women from doing certain jobs, like piloting airplanes. Almost every industry reports gender salary gaps for women in technical and non-technical professions. Women today can only overcome the remaining obstacles to gender equity if they understand the lessons from the past and that is why books like this, that describe real struggles are so important to young women. So they will not forget. When I first met Winnie LoPinto, the author of Go Home Little Fifinella, I had no idea she was a pioneer woman pilot. When I visited my husband's aunt, I was a young woman engineer in the 70's, struggling myself in a male dominated career. She was elderly and living quietly at home with her dogs and grand-nephews visiting regularly. Her book was molding in the basement and she hardly spoke of her days as a pilot and working woman. It took some interviewing of Winnie and other women in the LoPinto family to discover that these women of the 40's were the pioneers that sparked the women's movement of my generation. Because they held "men's" jobs during the war they got a taste of independence for a while. They wanted very much to contribute to the end of the conflict and they never were truly happy returning to their roles as housewives or working in a world where women were still not compensated equally. They were angry at the inequalities of the day and passed this anger on to the women that fueled the women's movement in the 70's.


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From the Publisher: "I was a Woman Pilot and a WASP trainee in 1945" is a true account of a woman pilot who also became a W.A.S.P. Trainee during World War II and what the government didn't tell you about the program! We might think the times when women need to prove themselves in careers previously dominated by men are gone. In fields like engineering, medicine and law, we are making great...


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