Memorial Day: Mom on the radio
A blogger named Merujo notes that her sister taped a talk her mom gave to the U.S. Air Force Association about her involvement as a WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) in WW2; it’ll be broadcast today on the radio in a part of Illinois called the Quad Cities area (of which I know not). Later, the station will put a link to the audio up on its site.
For more background, she has a commentary on a radio station (Honoring Women at Arlington) about her mother. I do happen to know that the Veterans History Project is looking for oral histories of Women who served in the military– including WASPS.
Thanks for mentioning this. I’m actually sending copies of the entire talk my mom gave to different archives. My mom was shy, so this is the only recording we have of her talking about her flying experiences.
BTW, I’m a “she.” Little did I know when I picked my online moniker, it was a Portuguese man’s name!
Merujo—woops! I think I wrote the first pronoun (he) when I’d just read your post. Then I clicked the link, found out how Merujo expanded into your name, and wrote the second graf using “she.” I’ll correct the first erroneous pronoun right now.