25,000 American women, many still in their teens, others in their 50s, volunteered to become WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots), all hoping to fulfil their dream of flying by serving their country in America’s time of need. They came from all walks of life, from chorus girls to farmer’s daughters, and from all parts of the country to begin training. After proving they could handle the latest fighters and the heaviest bombers, it all came to an abrupt end.
On December 20, 1944, the WASP were quietly and unceremoniously disbanded. There were no honours, no veteran’s benefits and very few thank you’s. Blending WASP interviews and footage featuring restored WWII aircraft with archival film footage, still images, and commentary from a WASP historian, this important documentary captivates and inspires viewers of all ages with the remarkable true story of the WASP.
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