WASP Honored in Rose Parade

When: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 (All day)
What: 
Community Event / Festival

The Museum is pleased to share that Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) will have a float in the upcoming Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif. The event will air on Jan. 1, 2014 at 8 a.m. PST. WASP began with the consolidation of the Women’s Auxiliary
Ferrying Squadron, started by Nancy Love, and the Women’s Flying Training Detachment, led by Jacqueline Cochran, in 1943. The organization provided Air Transport Command ferry pilots and performed duties throughout the Training Command until it disbanded in December 1944.

The Museum’s tribute to women with wings is located in the World War II Gallery of the Personal Courage Wing. It includes  personal belongings from the women who served, such as a clothing display from WASP Dorothy Olsen (pictured here).