Wednesday, June 27, 2007

World War II Veteran Babe Tells All

PALOS VERDES, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Textbooks about World War II get into the trenches of battle, but one enlisted woman knows how dirty war can be – in the Mile High Club that is.

Helen Gilbert penned the tell-all book Okay Girls – Man Your Bunks! (Pedestrian Press) which chronicles the 87- year-old woman’s journey as one of the first ladies to lay her life on the line – in more ways than one – during a time of war.

In her enlisted expose, Gilbert recounts the tale of how she broke the rules and went up, up, and away with a pilot when sparks suddenly started flying.

As she puts it, “We had a lot of electricity and ended up in a bunk in the back. I thought, wow! Mile High Club! That was kind of a new thing back in those days.”

But writing about her airline amor and her life on the frontlines made Gilbert feel a little looser than she thought.

Says Gilbert: “Writing this book was like going to the gynecologist and getting a Pap smear. Everybody was looking inside me.”

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