During World War II, the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), U.S. Army Air Force’s program tasked some 1,100 civilian women with non-combat military flight duties. They were the first women to fly U.S. military aircraft. Their duties—to ferry war planes from factories to air bases, which often involved long flights across the ocean to England and other destinations.
Women’s Coffee welcomed Kimberly Hagan, from the Oklahoma History Center, who portrayed Henrietta Smith, a WASP Trainee from Woodward, OK. She talked about the War, the role of women, and the WASP Program in the 1940s. It was great turn-out—to meet “Henrietta Smith.”