Ridgeland ~ Fly Girls of WWII w/David Jones at Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
Even before the U.S. entered World War II, two of America’s premier women aviators were calling for the involvement of women pilots in the Air Force built-up. Their calls fell on deaf ears. However, when the U.S. became desperate for pilots in the grim days of early 1942, Army Air Force leaders gambled on experimental programs using women to fly military aircraft. Fighting through discrimination and bureaucracy, these determined women succeeded beyond expectation. This program tells the story of the two visionary women who spearheaded the effort to create the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) and the exceptional achievements of this remarkable group of women.