Explore the history, impact, and inspirational stories of American women who answered the call to service at Lone Star Flight Museum’s (LSFM) new exhibit, Fly Girls of World War II, on view from Saturday, January 29 through Sunday, July 10, 2022.
Out of the 25,000 women who applied, only 1,830 were accepted. The first training class of 28 women began at Houston Municipal Airport in November 1942, followed by two more classes before the program training moved to Sweetwater, Texas.
After earning their silver wings, these female aviators were deployed to 120 bases across the United States. Thirty-eight women lost their lives in the line of duty, but it wasn’t until 1977 that WASP were granted veteran status. In 2010, they also received the Congressional Gold Medal.
Fly Girls of World War II Exhibit
Visitors to the exhibit will hear the heroic pilots’ personal insights of triumph and perseverance, see original WWII uniforms and memorabilia, and learn how these courageous women changed the face of the U.S. military.
Curator Talk on Opening Day
The exhibit’s curator, Eleanor Barton will give a talk about the exhibit—detailing the history of fly girls at Houston Municipal Airport, the training site for the first WASP class—on the exhibit’s opening day, Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 11am.
Fly Girls of World War II at Lone Star Flight Museum
- Dates: Saturday, January 29 through Sunday, July 10, 2022
- Times: Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am to 5pm; Sundays noon to 5pm; closed Mondays
- Location: Lone Star Flight Museum, 11551 Aerospace Avenue, Houston, TX 77034
- Phone: 346-708-2517
- Admission: Included with general admission to the museum, which is $18 for adults; $15 for ages 12 to 17 and for ages 65+; $12 for ages 4 to 11; free for ages 3 and under and for museum members. Learn about becoming a museum member. Group discounts for 10 or more are available. Order tickets in advance or learn more.
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