Sweetwater: National WWII WASP Museum

Sweetwater: National WWII WASP Museum

  • <p>National WWII WASP Museum</p> <p>Airplane hangar with sign saying National WASP WW2 Museum</p>
  • <p>The WASP museum houses a collection of WWII training aircraft once piloted by WASPs</p> <p>Group of people and a biplane in front of a hangar with sign saying WASP</p>
  • <p>Museum visitor photographs the portraits of former WASPs that line the museum’s interior </p> <p>Man looking at display of American flags and portraits of women in military uniform</p>
  • <p>WASP pilots following a day of training </p> <p>Four women wearing bomber jackets walking in front of a plane</p>
  • <p>Former WASP pilots during a homecoming event held annually at the WASP museum </p> <p>Group of older women sitting around a water fountain with a statue of a female flyer</p>
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From 1942 to 1944, the first women to fly U.S. military planes logged 60-million miles, ferrying military air-craft to bases nationwide. They also opened the way for women, later in the Air Force. Women Airforce Service Pilots trained at Sweetwater Army Air Field (Avenger Field). Today, Avenger Field is a municipal airfield and campus of Texas State Technical College.

National WWII WASP Museum

  • Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m.
  • Admission: None
  • 210 Avenger Field Rd., Sweetwater, TX
  • 325-235-0099
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Watch - WASP Homecoming