Lecture and Film Remember World War II Women Airforce Service Pilots

. August 18, 2014

Aug. 23 presentation with author Sarah Rickman

SEATTLE – Author Sarah Rickman will deliver a presentation on Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. that will focus on the work of World War II Washington state Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). Included in the program is a 10-minute documentary film about Oroville, Wash., native Dorothy Scott – one of the 38 WASP who died in service. The WASP were the first women to fly American military aircraft. The program is free with admission to the Museum.

Sarah Rickman has written a biography, “Lost WASP, Dorothy Scott,” based on Scott’s letters home during the World War II. The book will be released later this year. Rickman is a former journalist and serves as a WASP historian. She is also the editor of the WASP newsletter for the WASP Archives at Texas Woman’s University.

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field half-way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $19 for adults, $16 for seniors 65 and older, $16 for active military, $11 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. McCormick & Schmick’s Wings Café is on site. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org

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