Seized by the Sun

The life and disappearance of World War 2 Pilot Gertrude Tompkins. By James W. Urie. Signed Copy. Of The 38 Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASPS) confirmed or presumed dead in World War II, only one--Gertrude "Tommy" Tompkins--is still missing. On October 26, 1944, the 32-year old fighter plane pilot lifted off from Mines Field in Los Angeles. She was never seen again. Seized by the Sun is the story of a remarkable woman who overcame a troubled childhood and the societal constraints of her time to find her calling flying one of the fastest fighter planes of World War II. It is also a compelling, unsolved mystery.
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