[Letter from Marty Wyall to Maxine Flournoy, Sept. 2, 2002] Page: 1 of 2

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Women Airforce Service Pilots, WWII
P. O. Box 9212
Fort Wayne, IN 46899
September 2, 2002
Maxine Flournoy
1813 Clare Drive
Alice, TX 78332
Dear Maxine,
Sorry I am late getting this report to you. This has been a very busy summer with family here at
the farm. My Italian son and his wife spent 2 weeks with me. They just left last Wednesday which is why I
have been late in catching up on my mail. Also, this computer was just installed yesterday by my son Pete.
Which means I am back on AOL.
WASP HISTORIAN'S REPORT - 2002
The duties of the office of Historian are mostly taken care of by Texas Womens University Library.
They receive many visits and requests from students and researchers.
Whenever I get a request, I refer them to Dawn Letson of the TWU Library. As Historian I
attended the biennial meeting the Women Military Aviators in Arlington in September, 2001, and the annual
meeting of the Women in Flight Conference March 22-23, 2002 at the Pima Air & Space Museum in
Tucson. I am still collecting clippings and pictures which are featuring the WASP. Books are also being
published - mostly about individual women of the WASP.
Probably the best researched account of our history (including the Congressional Hearings of 1944
and 1978) is Molly Merriman's book CLIPPED WINGS, New York, NY, 1998. Throughout the book, she
acknowledged the "spirit within the women of the WASP" distinctly shown in the possitive efforts to gain
recognition against all odds that women can be trained to fly military aircraft. There is a strong attachment
that exists with the contemporary women military pilots, and it's always a joy to see them coming to our
reunions.
Marty Wyall, WASP Historian
September 2, 2002
P. S. I also have 50 books written about women in aviatio . If

anyone wants a list or to borrow a book, I can supply the list.

MW

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