Thursday, May 3, 2018
WASP Special Delivery-- Part 1: WASPs Flying the Planes
From the 2018 Paralyzed Veterans of America calendar, May.
Picture of five women in flight gear looking at a map on the ground with a bomber behind them.
WASP SPECIAL DELIVERY "This is not a time when women should be patient. We are in a war and we need to fight it with all our ability and every weapon possible. Women pilots, in this particular case, are a weapon waiting to be used." --Eleanor Roosevelt.
It is late Autumn 1944. On the tarmac of the Lockheed Aircraft Plant in Burbank, California, a group of four Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) are gathered around the flight leader. She is kneeling and pointing at a map.