Author and speaker, Sig Unander, will share the fascinating story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) in World War II. The WASPs were the first American women military pilots in history. During the war they flew vital ferry, training and flight missions to free up men for combat operations. Led by famed aviators Jacqueline Cochran and Nancy Love, more than a thousand women pilots from all parts of the country graduated from military flight training and flew difficult and often hazardous missions.
Presentation will include rare period photographs and profiles of individual WASPs, including Portland's remarkable Hazel Ying Lee, the first Chinese-American woman pilot.
Library events and programs are open to the public and provided at no cost. Special accommodations may be requested using our Accommodation Request Form no later than 15 days prior to the event.
This is a Friends of the Library event. The Friends group is an independent fund-raising organization under the umbrella of the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation, which is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, working to support Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries through funding, advocacy and volunteer support.