Wednesday, May 20, 2009

WASP Homecoming - May 23, 2009

This may be your last chance to meet 5 of the WASP - women who flew military aircraft during World War II and who should be on everybody's list of role models!

I had blogged about this before, thought I'd share it again today. (I had intended to be there for the event, but my travel plans have been altered and I'm still in Ohio...)

These WASP are to be attending, I believe.

Florene Watson, Lois Hailey, Mickey Brown, Mary Vandeventer and Betty Jo Reed

Here's more info from their site:

National WASP WWII Museum
Homecoming 2009 – Saturday, May 23rd
February 17th, 2009

The National WASP WWII Museum honors the Women Airforce Service Pilots each year with a day-long open house followed by a barbecue dinner. The open house is free. Dinner tickets are $30 for non-members; $25 for members; WASP are free. Call 325.235.0099 to order tickets for the dinner which begins at 7 pm.

Featured dinner speaker is Major Bridget McNamara, Deputy Director of Staff, 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess AFB. Bridget earned her wings in 1998. She is the first female B-1 Weapons School instructor pilot and has experienced three deployments.

Billy Weems and His Band of Dreams will provide music during dinner and music for dancing or dreaming the night away. Please come in period costume if you like.

Among other things lining up for the day:

9:30 Annual Meeting of Members Brunch - free to all current members; reservations required
10:00 Origami Gliders and Airplanes with Terry Minami - free activity for all ages
10:00 Static Displays of WWII Aircraft at Avenger Field
10 - 5 Displays by Dave and Beverly Vargo and the Winged Commandos
10 - 5 Books for sale by author Nancy Robinson Masters
10 - 9 Silent Auction of WWII Memorabilia and Books
11:00 Informal visits with WASP
2:00 Andy Hailey, son of WASP Lois Hailey will speak on “The Biggs Five, the First Five Tow Target WASP Assigned to Biggs Army Air Base in El Paso, Texas.”

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