Last year, my cousin and I took off on a road trip to visit the WASP museum at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas.
Since my current book in progress is about the life and times of these women, I thought I would share a bit about the museum.
My first observation is that the museum is much smaller than I expected, but they have a lot packed in that small spot. The second observation is they get some high winds out there in that area of Texas.
I apologize in advance- my photography skills are terrible-
The Avenger Field Museum is a hidden gem located in
Sweetwater, Texas, that honors the history and legacy of the Women Airforce
Service Pilots (WASP) during World War II. The museum is situated on the site
of Avenger Field, where over 1,000 women trained to become pilots during WWII.
The museum is a tribute to the brave women who served their country during a time of need. The exhibits showcase the contributions and sacrifices of the WASP, who flew every type of military aircraft, from small training planes to the largest bombers.
One of the highlights of the museum is a replica of a barracks room that shows how the WASP lived while training at Avenger Field. Visitors can see the simple cots, lockers, and desks that the women used.
The Avenger Field Museum is a must-see destination for anyone interested in aviation history or the role of women in the military. It offers a fascinating look at a little-known chapter in American history and honors the brave women who served their country during a critical time.
Sounds like a nice place to visit.ReplyDelete
We'll definitely have to go there. So far my favorite Texas history museum is the Texas Ranger Museum in Waco.ReplyDelete
I need to go- My ex is a retired state trooper and is an honorary Texas Ranger.Delete
And the women had to pay a lot of their own expenses and received a very small salary for the dangerous job they filled. I admire them. I think I would have wanted to be one of the Avenger girls if I'd been a young woman at that time.ReplyDelete
I so admire them too and they came from all walks of life. I don't think I would have had the emotional maturity to be one-since I led such a sheltered life growing up.Delete