Fly Girls of WWII

Changing the Face of World War II

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Fly Girls of WWII told the inspirational stories of the U.S. servicewomen known to history as WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) who answered the call to duty in World War II.

WASP received their military training in Sweetwater, Texas, and, after earning their silver wings, were deployed to 120 bases across the United States. Thirty-eight women lost their lives in the line of duty, but it wasn't until 1977 that WASP were granted veteran status. In 2010, they received the Congressional Gold Medal.

In this exhibition organized in partnership with Wings Across America, visitors heard the heroic pilots' personal insights of triumph and perseverance, saw World War II uniforms and memorabilia, and learned how these courageous women changed the face of our military.

Support for the Bullock Museum's exhibitions and education programs provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.