Intrepid Woman : Betty Lussier's Secret War, 1942-1945 (Hardcover)

Author: Lussier, Betty

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A college student in Maryland when World War II began, Betty Lussier went to England to help the British fight off an impending invasion. Armed with a private pilot''s license, she joined the Air Transport Auxiliary and was soon ferrying planes and pilots for the RAF, and her memoir describes those days in thrilling detail. After the Normandy invasion, when women pilots were barred from delivering planes to the combat zones on the continent, she complained to Sir William S. Stephenson, who was in the RAF with her father in World War I and headed British intelligence in the States. He steered her to the newly formed American Office of Strategic Services, which was recruiting field agents. Her experiences with a special liaison unit in Algeria, Sicily, Italy, and France helping to set up a chain of double agents and transmit misinformation to the enemy are described in compelling detail as she takes the reader step-by-step through some memorable cases that helped bring the war to an end.


Publisher US Naval Institute Press
Mfg Part# 9781591144496
SKU 215779413
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1591144493
Release Date 8/13/2012
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 1T
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Editors Note A biography of the young college student who joined the Air Transport Auxiliary to ferry planes and pilots for the RAF during WWII, before spying in Algeria, Sicily, Italy and France for the American Office of Strategic Services.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0221
Publisher US Naval Institute Press
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