During World War II, the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) tested aircraft, ferried new planes across the country, and trained other pilots. These skilled and ambitious flyers supported the troops abroad while combating sexism in the military and society at home. In this live chat, learn about their incredible story and ask questions to historian Katherine Sharp Landdeck Ph.D., author of The Women with Silver Wings: The Inspiring True Story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II.
For more educational resources on World War II, be sure to check out the STEM in 30 collection on Smithsonian Learning Lab.
Learning Lab Link: https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/world-war-ii-victory-in-europe/6Yc7MtgiNxdvFTjq#r/
STEM in 30 is the National Air and Space Museum’s webcast series that provides shows and live discussions for middle school students. Tune in every month to share the fascination of aviation and space with your students.