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THIS DAY

IN HISTORY:

February 8

WASP Elizabeth Mitchell Bane 43-4 is born in 1915

WASP Peggy Martin is born in 1912

WASP Tales | Avenger Blog Post
Janet Lee Hutchinson | WASP Coming of Age with The Flying Hutchinsons

Click below to read more about the life of Janet Lee Hutchinson.

Written by Julia Lauria-Blum.

WASP Tales | Avenger Blog Post
Wings Across History

Click below to read more about the story of WASP Ethel Meyer Finley.

Written by Frederick Beseler.

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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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!

If you're interested in becoming a Partner Organization or Sponsor, please email lisataylor@waspmuseum.org.

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