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Daughters of the Sky: The Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII

Daughters of the Sky: The Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII

An exclusive Air Zoo exhibit.

“Daughters of the Sky: The Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII” tells the stories of the bravery, triumphs, and challenges of women pilots committed to serving their country.

Situated in the Air Zoo’s East Wing, the exhibit combines artifacts, images, video, and interactives to tell stories of the WASP. Guests can find the exhibit by following the new Fifinella (the WASP mascot), pathfinding stickers on the floor.

Featured prominently is the story of Air Zoo co-founder Sue Parish. Follow Sue’s story from “too young” to apply to the program to not man enough to fly commercially. Artifacts from Sue’s collection, including a rejection letter from a major airline and her Congressional Gold Medal, are on display. Guests can also enjoy a slide show, find out how many women applied to the program, then sit back, relax, and watch a short film about the WASP experience.

The WASP Database, an interactive digital kiosk filled with profiles of each WASP, allows guests to look up their WASP family members and learn more about these courageous women.

 Daughters of the Sky: The Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII,' aims to keep the stories of the WASP alive and accessible to all generations and was made possible by support from Michigan Humanities, Jamie Pleune, and other generous donors.

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