Quite an historical event.
About 150 women who participated in the Women Airforce Service Pilot program during World War II were in Irving Thursday afternoon for their final reunion. The group decided to make this years reunion its last because of dwindling numbers of surviving members. As part of the reunion, seven of the members flew around the Dallas-Fort Worth area in an Air Force cargo plane. (DMN – Video/editing: Dan X. McGraw)
September 25th, 2008
More background on the WASP:
“If the nation ever again needs them, American women will respond. Never again will they have to prove they can do any flying job the military has. Not as an experiment. Not to fill in for men. They will fly as commissioned officers in the future Air Force of the United States with equal pay – hospitalization – insurance – veterans’ benefits.
THE WASP HAVE EARNED IT FOR THESE WOMEN OF THE FUTURE”
P 476 “On Final Approach” by WASP Byrd Howell Granger
These women made many sacrifices for our country and certainly earned their place in history. They helped pave the way for future generations of female servicemembers, regardless of branch.
We have much to thank them for.