Jim Ure: Seized by the Sun: The Life and Disappearance of World War II Pilot Gertrude Tompkins

28 Jul

07-29-2017 to 07-29-2017 – Join author Jim Ure for a discussion and signing of his new Young Adult nonfiction book, Seized by the Sun: The Life and Disappearance of World War II Pilot Gertrude Tompkins.

Of the 38 Women Airforce 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. This is the story of a remarkable woman who overcame a troubled childhood and the societal constraints of her time to find her calling flying the fastest and most powerful airplane of World War II. It is also a compelling unsolved mystery.

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