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Learn more about the 'Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) of WW II,' Feb. 22

Elizabeth Gardner of Rockford, Illinois is shown at Harlingen Army Airfield in Texas in 1943. She was one of more than 1,000 Women Airforce Service Pilots during World War II, which will be the topic of a Sounds of Kingman history presentation on Saturday, Feb. 22. (National Archives and Records Administration photo/public domain, file)

Elizabeth Gardner of Rockford, Illinois is shown at Harlingen Army Airfield in Texas in 1943. She was one of more than 1,000 Women Airforce Service Pilots during World War II, which will be the topic of a Sounds of Kingman history presentation on Saturday, Feb. 22. (National Archives and Records Administration photo/public domain, file)

“The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) of WW II” will be the topic of the next edition of the Sounds of Kingman Presents: Our Time, Our History Series at the Mohave Museum of History and Arts Auditorium, 400 W. Beale St. in Kingman from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22.

Presenter Natalie J. Stewart-Smith will discuss the more than 1,000 women who tested repaired aircraft, towed targets for gunnery practice, and flew new planes from factories to embarkation points, freeing male pilots for combat roles in the war. This presentation shares their stories as fliers, patriots, and women who had to fight for the right to be called veterans.

Admission is free. Open to the public. For more information, visit mohavemuseum.org/local-museum-events.html.

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