“In this fascinating book, you will learn about a part of our country’s history that has not been thoroughly documented. I guarantee you will be proud of what these ‘grandmas’ did to serve America in a time of great need. In so doing, they carved a path that other women for many generations have since benefitted from. I include myself in that very grateful group of women who today stand on the shoulders of these awe-inspiring pioneers.”
—Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger, USAF (ret), first female four-star general in the Air Force,
chairperson of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services
“A wonderful and heartwarming account that highlights the often untold stories of our female World War II veterans. This book ensures that their important legacy of service will be shared with future generations.”
—Sen. Bob Dole
Contributors to this unique memorial include the family of military women and those who preserve their history. They are Dr. Francoise Bonnell (director of the US Army Women’s Museum), Curt Dalton (visual resource manager at Dayton History), Terry Lee Harmon (daughter of Women Airforce Service Pilot Elaine Danforth Harmon), Earl Morse (founder of the Honor Flight Network, Inc.), Dr. Janet Butler Munch (professor and special collections librarian at Lehman College of the City of New York), and Dean and Anne Whiteford (son-in-law and daughter of US Army nurse Martha Miller).
A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to Honor Flight Dayton, an Ohio chapter of the Honor Flight Network, Inc. The cover art is by aviation artist Craig Kodera and features (clockwise) Elaine Danforth Harmon, Martha Miller, Dorothy Mae Wise, and Pauline Norfleet Hill.
About the Authors
A veteran of twenty-six years in the United States Air Force, coauthor Col. Cassie B. Barlow is one of a handful of women who has commanded at multiple levels of the Air Force.
While both of coauthor Sue Hill Norrod’s parents served in the military during World War II, she was especially inspired by her mother, Pauline, who served in the Navy’s WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) program. Norrod was her mother’s guardian on an Honor Flight trip for veterans.
About the Foreword Writer
Michael R. Turner is the US Representative for Ohio’s 10th congressional district.He is one of only two members of Congress to serve on the House Intelligence Committee and as a Subcommittee Chairman on the House Armed Services Committee.
SALUTING OUR GRANDMAS
Women of World War II
By Col. Cassie B. Barlow, USAF (ret), and Sue Hill Norrod
Foreword by Congressman Michael R. Turner
Ages 8-12 Grades 3-7
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Readers / Intermediate
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Military & Wars
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Girls & Women
176 pp. 6 x 9
176 photos Index