December 8

In 1941, the US declares war on Japan.

WASP Catherine A. Murphy, 44-1, is born in 1916

WASP Julia Eagan Jordan, 44-7, is born in 1922

WASP Dorothy Deane Ferguson, 44-9, is born in 1917

WASP Tales | Avenger Blog Post
Part II: WASP On Duty | The Training Command

Click below to read more about the history of The Training Command.

Written by Julia Lauria-Blum.

Bi-Annual Newsletter
Winter 2022 Edition

Do you want to read about what the National WASP WWII Museum has been up to since the WASP Homecoming in April? Go check out our bi-annual newsletter for all the stories and updates!

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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Libby Gardner – WASP 43-W-6

The black and white photograph of Libby Gardner sitting in the left seat, at the controls of a B-26 with her forearm comfortably resting on the sill of the airplane,

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Words from the Legacy: Mo Barrett

I admire the WASP and their desire to serve and their perseverance despite obstacles and lack of faith others had in them. Growing up, my interests landed me in situations

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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.

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Thank you to our 2022 Homecoming Sponsors!

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