The National WASP WWII Museum
The National WASP WWII Museum seeks to educate and inspire all generations with the story of the WASP: Women Airforce Service Pilots – the first women to fly American military aircraft – women who forever changed the role of women in aviation!
The museum is conveniently located just minutes off Interstate 20 at 210 Loop 170 in Sweetwater, Texas. Pilots flying over Sweetwater can land at Avenger Field – the Sweetwater Airport (SWW). The museum is a short distance away. For assistance with directions or in setting up special tours, call 325.235.0099.
Regular days and hours of operation are Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Tours can be booked by calling (325) 235-0099 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
News and Events
Saturday – May 25th, 2013
Avenger Field Sweetwater, TX
May 25th, 2013, Memorial Day Weekend Celebration includes:
◊ WASP Fly In Including Vintage Planes
◊ Free Airplane Rides for Kids 8-17 (9AM-1PM)
◊ WWII Military Exhibits
◊ Military Re-enactors from 12th Armored Division Museum
◊ FiFi’s Famous Frenchfries & Hamburgers Grill
◊ Luncheon featuring Col. Caroline Jensen, USAF Thunderbird Pilot
◊ Restored C-47 on Exhibit
◊ Restored Beach-18 on Exhibit
◊ PT-19 Owned by Julie Wood on Display
◊ Evening Gala:
Forum with All Attending WASP Moderated by Col. Caroline Jensen & Lana Kraeszig – 99
Outdoor Memorial Ceremony with Fly Over
Dinner & Dancing with 1940′s Era Big Band
Silent and Live Auction (Details To Be Announced – Call (325) 235-0099 for Any Questions)
A special “thank you” to these WASP who were here in 2012:
Meriem “Roby” Anderson – Eureka, Kansas
RaVenna Leigh Baker -Cedar City, UT
Nell Bright – Salt Lake City,Utah
Alta Thomas Corbett – Sequim, Washington
Edna Davis – Manhattan Beach, California
Mildred “Jane” Doyle – Grand Rapids, Michigan
Alma Fornal -Highland, California
Mary Helen Foster – Northport, Alabama
Elaine Harmon – Silver Springs, Maryland
“Bee” Haydu – Florham Park, New Jersey
Pearl Judd – Alta Loma, California
Dot Lewis – Idyllwild, California
Florence Elion Mascott – Palm Beach, Florida
Kathryn Miles – Eugene, Oregon
Dorothy Olsen – University Place, Washinton
Flora Belle Reece – Lancaster, California
Betty Jo Reed – Aurora, Colorado
Betty “Liz” Strofus – Fairbault, Minnesota
Mary Alice Vandeventer – Lueders, Texas
Millicent Young – Colorado Springs, Colorado
A climate-controlled addition is needed at the National WASP WWII Museum to preserve the many precious artifacts and display them properly. Great progress has been made in the last five years bringing Hangar One alive with the WASP story, but there is still much to be done. The legacy these courageous women left us must be shared with all generations. We have a great story to tell and we need to keep moving forward, improving upon what has been accomplished, and we need your support! Call WASP Museum at 325-235-0099 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you can help.
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On November 5th, the national WASP WWII museum received it’s second WWII airplane. This Stearman PT-17 flies almost every weekend.