Mason County News
Women Pilots of World War II at NM Library
Storyteller Rebecca Hom will share the stories of several Womens’ Airforce Service Pilots, (WASPs) as well as the history of the program at the North Mason Timberland Library from 7 to 8:15 PM on Wednesday, March 14th. The WASPs were an essential part of the US military’s air efforts during WWII.
The WASP training base was in Sweetwater, TX – A dry desolate place where 1,100 women trained at Avenger Field, during WWII. They were selected from more than 25,000 applicants from all over the United States. Those chosen were highly qualified civilian pilots, and became the first females to earn their Silver Wings and fly military aircraft. These women flew over 60 million miles, in pursuit, cargo and bomber planes during the brief two years of the WASP program. Their proficiency, enthusiasm, and spirit served the county, broke the norm, and paved the way for the future inclusion of female pilots.
The Annual Meeting of the Friends of the North Mason Timberland Library occurs prior to the performance. Learn more about how Friend Groups support and promote public libraries at TRL.org/Get Involved.This program is sponsored Friends of the North Mason Timberland Library, and is part of “20 for 20,” a year-long celebration of our building’s 20th year.