Wisconsin’s Winged Women of WWII

Aug 23, 2023

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Onalaska Public Library, 741 Oak Ave S
Onalaska, 54650

Event Website

(608) 399-3390

Grab your flying jacket, helmet, and goggles for a ride with the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of World War 2! Join us for a high-flying presentation on America’s female “Top Guns”of World War 2—including those from Wisconsin.

At our next Senior Moments program at the Onalaska Library, Frederick Beseler will share the inspiring story of the legendary WASP. As America’s very first female military aviators, these pioneer women flew everything in the Army Air Force’s WW2 inventory, from fabric-covered biplane trainers, to four-engine bombers and transports, and 400 mile-per-hour fighters. Some became instructor pilots and taught the men how to fly! Others showed ’em how to tame so-called “widow-makers” like the B-26 and B-29 bombers!

Rosie the Riveter built the airplanes—here’s the story of the heroic women who flew into history in service to America!