WWII Stories

About the Greatest Generation, events, and aircraft during World war ii.

WASP Ferry Pilots

The WASP and WAFS Connection
The contribution of women pilots during WWII

Written by Chuck Cravens, AirCorps Aviation and revised by Emily Enger. One of the lesser known and under-appreciated contributions to the Second World War came from women pilots. 1,102 women served in either, or both, the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron…

A Woman’s Touch, a WASP Story24 year old Muriel Lindstrom makes dead-stick land while training for the Women Airforce Service Pilots

The plane shuddered like it had hypothermia. WASP trainee, Muriel Lindstrom, could feel the vibrations over her entire body; even her teeth hurt. She kept her hand light on the stick as she continued her ascent. With its 450 HP…
Kermit and one of the P-47s he flew

100 Year Old Fighter Pilot VeteranKermit Bjorlie Flew P-40s, P-47s and P-51s in WWII

Kermit Bjorlie Interview by Chuck Cravens, 7-13-2019 I met Kermit Bjorlie and his son, Jon, at Wings of the North Museum’s AirExpo. The event took place at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, MN on Saturday July 13, 2019.  Kermit…

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