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U S WOMEN IN AVIATION 1930-39 by Claudia M. Oakes

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Published by Smithsonian .
Written in English


  • Aerospace & aviation technology,
  • Mechanical engineering,
  • Women"s studies,
  • General,
  • Aircraft,
  • Women In Engineering,
  • Technology & Industrial Arts,
  • History: World

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages84
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11121850M
ISBN 10087474380X
ISBN 109780874743807

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