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June 8

WASP Gretchen Gorman Graba 43-3 is born in 1909

WASP Ruth Roberts 43-6 is born in 1915

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The Thirty-Eight

Click below to read more about the thirty-eight women who died in service to our country.

Written by Julia Lauria-Blum

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The WASP: In Observation of Memorial Day

Click below to read more about the story of WAFS who perished during their service.

Written by Sarah Byrn Rickman

WASP in the Spotlight

Margaret Peggy Kocher was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1921 to Willard and Margaret Grishkin Helburn. Margaret joined the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots in 1943. In 1947 Margaret married Erick Kocher, who served in the Foreign Service for 23 years. Margaret simultaneously entertained monarchs, presidents, and foreign politicians in the Diplomatic Corps and used her biology skills to collect specimens for the Smithsonian and Roman Glass from ruins in Jordan. Later in life, Margaret volunteered with the League of Women Voters, helped raise funds for various causes including Caesar Chavez and the agricultural workers, and even ran for office in the New York State Assembly


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Partner Organizations & Sponsors

The National WASP WWII Museum is thrilled to be working with the following organizations and sponsors to preserve history from World War II.

Click the logo of one of the partner organizations below to visit their website to see how they are contributing to preserve these important stories from The Greatest Generation.

Thank you to our 2023 Homecoming Sponsors!

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