• May




For the third year in a row, Women in Aviation International (WAI) members and friends will honor the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) by visiting their graves and leaving flowers or other remembrances over Memorial Day weekend.

In an effort to allow participants to observe best social-distancing practices, WAI officials note that large groups can be easily avoided by visiting gravesites over the next two weeks as opposed to just on Monday, May 25, Memorial Day.

You don’t have to be a WAI member to #HonorTheWASP. A database of WASP gravesites, including Google maps to their locations, can be found at https://www.wai-crc.com/honor-the-wasp .

About the WASP

The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) were inducted into WAI’s International Pioneer Hall of Fame in 1993. The WASP flew for the U.S. Army Airforce from September 1942 to December 1944. Some 1,102 women wore the silver wings, flying over 70 million miles and delivering 12,650 airplanes across the country during their time of operation. Today, there are 32 WASP still living.

Honor the WASP

Original Story: https://doav.virginia.gov/

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