Women Airforce Service Pilots

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Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
World War II
Grade:
2

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Women Airforce Service Pilots

AboutThe WASPs were formed in August of 1943 from two different aviation groups: the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) and the Women's Flying Training Detatchment (WFTD). The WASPs were comprised of civilian women pilots who volunteered their time to the service of our country. They were the first women in history trained to fly American military aircraft during WWII.Click the link to see the different uniforms worn by the WASPs: http://www.wingsacrossamerica.us/wasp/gallery/wasp_uniforms.htm

Women Airforce Service Pilots(WASPs)

Jacqueline Cochran - 1943 Director of the WASPs

WASP Interviews

Frances Green, Margaret (Peg) Kirchner, Ann Waldner, & Blanche Osborn

Important Events* WASPs formed in August 1943* Deactivated on December 20, 1944* Awarded veterans statue in 1977 by President Jimmy Carter* Awarded Congressional Gold Medal in 2009 by President Barack Obama

InterestingFacts* 1,830 women were chosen out of 25,000 that applied* 1,074 graduated the program* The WASPs flew every type of aircraft used by the Army Air Force during WWII

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1. How did the WASPs exemplify good citizenship?2. What is one character trait that you have in common with the WASPs. Give an example.3. Why were they important to America?

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