High Noon Talk: The Fly Girls of World War II
November 1, 2023 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Discover the true story of the courageous Texas women who served as air pilots during World War II.
High Noon Talks are back and better than ever! Get ready to discover interesting and often untold stories of Texas at our classic, casual lunchtime talk series.
Join Bullock Curator Lisa Sharik for an introduction to two important WWII military initiatives: the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron and the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots. This talk will offer a brief history of these two programs that saw women piloting military aircraft and contributing to the war effort. It will also highlight the stories of some of the Texas women who participated in the programs.
Program is FREE to the public. This program is available as an on-demand recording for CPE credit. To get access to the link and a certificate email Education@thestoryoftexas.com.
Lisa Sharik is an associate curator at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. She spent 15 years as the Deputy Director for Collections of the Texas Military Forces Museum located at Camp Mabry. Ms. Sharik received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin in Archaeological Studies and earned her Masters Degree in Historical Administration and Public History from Florida State University.
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