Sandwiched In with Patricia DelGiorno - Fly Girls During WWII
Between 1942 and 1944, over 1,000 women pilots flew high and wide, ferrying planes from aircraft factories to Army Air Force bases throughout the country, relieving male pilots for combat duty. As members of the newly formed Women’s Air Force Service Pilots (WASP), they flew every type of aircraft in the USAAF arsenal. The women towed targets for live anti-aircraft artillery practice, tested new and repaired aircraft, served as flight instructors, and flew simulated strafing missions. This multi-media presentation by historian Patricia DelGiorno, focuses on the courage of these pioneers in women’s aviation as well as on their largely unsung contributions to the war effort. Ms. DelGiorno has made an extensive study of the role of women during wartime.