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Air Zoo to unveil Women Airforce Service Pilots exhibit

May 17, 2010

On May 28, 2010, the Air Zoo is opening Fly Girls of World War II, a traveling exhibit that showcases the inspirational history of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), to the public.

The exhibit, created by WASP Deanie Parrish and her daughter, Nancy Parrish, of Wings Across America, shines a light on the contributions the WASP made to fight for America's freedom. Fly Girls of World War II is included in the Air Zoo's free general admission. It features original uniforms, a visual history mural, photo collages, a timeline and a unique mosaic, which includes each of the 1,102 WASP plus Jacqueline Cochran, founder of the WASP.

"The Air Zoo is both delighted and honored to display Fly Girls of World War II," said Bob Ellis, Air Zoo president and CEO. "During a time when America was most desperate for pilots, these courageous young women answered the call to serve their country and paved the way for women in aviation."

The Mayborn Museum Complex in Waco, Texas, premiered Fly Girls of World War II, followed by the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Air Zoo is the first in the Midwest to show the traveling exhibit.

For more information about Fly Girls of World War II, please visit www.airzoo.org or call 269.382.6555.

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