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Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum presents Lunch & Learn - Highlights from the Archives: Women Airforce Service Pilots

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In 1942, as the United States found itself embroiled in a world war, it faced a severe shortage of pilots. In response, two groups of women’s pilots formed, creating civilian groups to ferry planes overseas and free up male pilots for combat missions. These groups merged in 1943 and became the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs).

Felicia Williamson, Director of Library and Archives at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, will discuss WASPs through selected artifacts from the Catherine Parker Chatham Family Collection in the Museum’s archives.

In 1942, as the United States found itself embroiled in a world war, it faced a severe shortage of pilots. In response, two groups of women’s pilots formed, creating civilian groups to ferry planes overseas and free up male pilots for combat missions. These groups merged in 1943 and became the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs).

Felicia Williamson, Director of Library and Archives at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, will discuss WASPs through selected artifacts from the Catherine Parker Chatham Family Collection in the Museum’s archives.

In 1942, as the United States found itself embroiled in a world war, it faced a severe shortage of pilots. In response, two groups of women’s pilots formed, creating civilian groups to ferry planes overseas and free up male pilots for combat missions. These groups merged in 1943 and became the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs).

Felicia Williamson, Director of Library and Archives at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, will discuss WASPs through selected artifacts from the Catherine Parker Chatham Family Collection in the Museum’s archives.

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Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
300 N. Houston St.
Dallas, TX 75202
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