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WASP Wing (Women Air Force Service Pilot)



Price: $12.99


  • Model: WING19

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Between 1942 and 1944, thousands of  women left colleges, homes, and jobs for the opportunity of a lifetime... to become the first women to serve as pilots and fly military aircrafts for the United States Army Air Forces during World War II.  They volunteered as civilian pilots in an experimental Army Air Corps program to see if women could serve as pilots and relieve men for overseas duty. These women became the Women Air Force Service Pilots of World War II, better known as the WASP.

  • In the 16 months the WASP existed, more than 25,000 women applied for training; only 1,879 candidates were accepted. Of these, 1,074 successfully completed the grueling program at Avenger Field.
  • The WASP flew 78 different types of aircraft, every plane the Army Air Corps flew, including the B?29.
  • The WASP flew 60,000,000 miles of operation flights.
  • WASP received seven months of training, including Primary, Basic, and Advanced training, the same as male cadets.
  • The WASP were stationed at 120 Army Air Bases within the United States.
  • Governed by the Civil Service Commission although under military discipline orders.
  • WASP earned $150 per month while in training and $250 per month after graduation. They paid for their own food, uniforms, and lodging.

The KEEP ‘EM FLYING wings are a tribute to the pilots and crews who played a significant role in military aviation history. Keep their memory with these high quality replicas of their original sterling silver wings.

Die struck from brass then antique silver plated. Two military style clutchbacks. What is die struck?

Wing size: 2 3/4" wide


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