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A WASP Takes Wing: Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII
Thursday, November 11, 2021, 07:00pm - 08:00pm

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During World War II, more than one thousand women volunteers completed the Women Airforce Service Pilot military training program. They endured terrible Texas weather, snakes, spiders and scorpions, as well as the hostility of some male instructors.  Graduating WASPs piloted every kind of military aircraft, tested new and overhauled airplanes (some with defective parts or dangerous reputations), delivered more than 12,000 planes, and flew over 60,000,000 miles (sometimes towing targets that soldiers shot at with live ammunition!)

First-person history interpreter Carol Simon Levin tells the story of the amazing WASPs through the eyes of Ann Baumgartner Carl, the Jersey girl who trained as a WASP. Ann Baumgartner Carl became the only American woman to test-fly experimental planes during the war and the first American woman to fly a jet airplane.  To sign up for an event email reminder, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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