My Mother Had Wings

The daughter of a WASP tells her mother’s tale.

(Courtesy Melissa Jordan)

Meeting Her Match

(Courtesy Melissa Jordan)

"My father," writes Jordan," was a captain in the Army Air Forces during World War II. He was an anti-aircraft artillery instructor at the AAF School of Applied Tactics in Orlando, Florida, when he met my mother during her WASP Officer Training Course. My mother used to joke, 'I flew 'em, and he taught the guys how to shoot 'em down!' "

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