Flying Into Yesterday tracks an amazing story that was deliberately cut from American history because women weren't supposed to be aeronautical engineers -- but they were, in World War II! This remarkable book is like a treasure hunt, and we get to join in the chase.
-- Mollie Gregory, author, Guts and Grace: The Untold Story of Stuntwomen in the Movies
Jean-Vi Lenthe's long-anticipated historical narrative on WWII women
aeronautical engineers is available for purchase. Beautifully
designed with 16 pages of photos, Flying Into Yesterday tells the
long-buried story of the Curtiss-Wright Cadettes, 918 brave and
bright young women (including Jean-Vi's mother) who learned how to
design airplanes at seven topnotch universities. Their work helped
salvage the Curtiss-Wright Airplane Company from its own engineering
deficiencies, proving the capabilities of women in yet another
"male-only" field and opening a door for women to co-create the shape
of future aviation.
A long-overdue tribute to a magnificent group of patriotic women who
helped win World War II. This powerful story of the accomplishments
of the Curtiss-Wright Cadettes, told here with accuracy and
affection, should encourage modern women to enter the world where
they are vitally needed: aero and space engineering. The author has
done a signal service to those who participated in the past -- and
to those who will take the book's message and participate in the
-- Walter Boyne, Colonel USAF (retired), author, aviation historian,
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