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B-17 WASP pilots

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Learn about Women Air Force Service Pilots – aka “WASP” – on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Des Moines Normandy Park Activity Center.

A $2 donation is requested.

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DEBBIE JENNINGS has followed the WASP and their story since meeting her first Woman Air Force Service Pilot over twenty years ago.

In 2004, Debbie spent nine months with the Seattle area Women Airforce Service Pilots developing the largest WASP exhibit in the country, located at the Seattle Museum of Flight. At the 2006 WASP Conference in Portland, Oregon, Debbie was a producer and interviewer for sixteen WASP interviews filmed by Vulcan Productions/Paul Allen’s “Flying Heritage Collection”.

Additionally, Debbie was asked in 2007 by the local PBS channel to do a ten minute interview with a local WASP to be aired before the Ken Burn’s documentary series “The War” as “Pacific Northwest War Stories”. She is still telling their stories in film so the world will know their contribution to the war effort in the darkest days of WWII.

A table will be set up for display of WASP photos, uniforms and memorabilia.

The Des Moines Normandy Park Activity Center is located at 2045 S. 216th Street in Des Moines.