Weber Reads: The Women with Silver Wings, Ogden Valley Branch

This program was on Oct 6, 2021
Event type: 
Books & Authors
Weber Reads
Target audience: 

Ages 18 and older. Limited free copies of the book are available. Discussions will be held in-person. Call or go online to register at https://wWW.WEBERPL.LIB.UT.US/DISCOVER/GROWN-UPS-CORNER/

The Women with Silver Wings by Katherine Sharp

When the Japanese attached Pearl Harbor in December 1941, Cornelia Fort was already in the air. At 22, Fort had escaped Nashville's debutante scene for a fresh start as a flight instructor in Hawaii. She and her student were in the middle of their lesson when the bombs began to fall, and they barely made it back to ground that morning. Still, when the US Army Air Forces put out a call for women pilots to aid the war effort, Fort was one of the first to respond. She became one of just over 1,100 women from across the nation to make it through the Army's rigorous selection process and earn her silver wings.

Come listen to a pilot from the Hill Air Force Base discuss the legacy of women in the air force and military.

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