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The Women of World War II

The Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron was formed to assist our country during World War II. These courageous women risked their lives every day for our country. Eventually, WAFS were merged with the Women's Flying Training Detachment to form the Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). They made a sufficient contribution to the war. The WASP gave up many rights they were entitled to, but were thought of as lower class pilots that could never be equal to men. This is the story of the struggles and sacrifices made by these glorious women to strike a balance for women pilots today.

The WASP went above and beyond everyone's expectation. They proved to be smart enough, strong enough and capable to do anything men pilots could do. These women let no one down by taking their opportunities and embracing them with courage, determination, and commitment. WASP transcended all flying tests, while flying

"ABOVE AND BEYOND WITH FLYING COLORS, RED, WHITE AND SANTIAGO BLUE!"

~Quote from Nancy Allyson Parish

 

 

 

 

The Divisions of the WASP

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The Training Division

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The Ferrying Division

 Photos from Texas Women's Collection