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WWII’s Women Air Force Pilots (WASP): A History of America’s First Military Women Aviators

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WWII’s Women Air Force Pilots (WASP): A History of America’s First Military Women Aviators

March 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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.

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.

 

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Date:
March 11
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Venue

Mohave Community College: Lake Havasu City Campus Library
1977 Acoma Blvd
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 United States
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Phone:
928-505-3337
Website:
http://www.mohave.edu/about/havasu