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The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of WWII

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The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of WWII

January 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

During World War II over one thousand women served as Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), freeing male pilots for combat roles at a critical time during the war. The WASP ferried planes from factories to embarkation points; performed engineer test flying of repaired aircraft and did target towing for gunnery training. By the spring of 1944, every P-51 Mustang flown in combat had already been flown by a WASP. This presentation shares their stories as fliers, patriots, and women who had to fight for the right to be called veterans.

Natalie J. Stewart-Smith has been an educator for over 25 years and taught at the elementary, high school, and college levels. As a former Army officer and historian, she is interested in women’s contributions to the military, particularly those who served as military aviators.

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Date:
January 8
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Venue

City of Surprise City Council Chambers
16000 N. Civic Center Plaza
Surprise, AZ 85374 United States
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Phone:
623-222-1000