Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Veterans Day

On November 7th, in honor of Veterans Day, Bob Kennedy gave us a wonderful presentation about WWII and specifically the WASP unit. 

Bob gave us great information on WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) from WWII.  This was a group of women who were Army Airforce pilots in WWII for noncombat military flight.  These women were typically the first to fly aircraft as they tested, ferried and trained other pilots.  Unfortunately these women were not recognized as veterans until 1977. 

Martha (Mace) Boshart was a member of WASP and we were able to find a picture of her in her gear from her days as an Airforce Pilot. 
Photo credit is from Facebook page from Martha's son.

Bob also reminded the club that we celebrate 100 years in 2020!  He also brought a plaque from when the club celebrated its 75th year in 1995.