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.

--HreHen

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