[Excerpts From Letters Regarding WASP Life]

One of 222 letters in the series: Suzette VanDaell Douglas Collection available on this site.

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Excerpts from letters written May 26 through December 17, 1944. The letters range in various lengths from a full page to only a few sentences. In total there are 63 excerpts which detail life as a WASP at Sweetwater, Tx. The documents came in an envelope labeled "Day to Day training in the WASP's, by Pat Simmons."

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[28] p. ; 28 cm. + 1 envelope (26 x 33 cm.)

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Creator: Unknown. 1995.

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This letter is part of the collection entitled: National WASP WWII Museum and one other and was provided by National WASP WWII Museum to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 65 times . More information about this letter can be viewed below.

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National WASP WWII Museum

Located at Avenger Field in Nolan County Texas, the WASP World War II Museum commits to preserving the legacy of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of WWII. As a teaching museum, it features archives, exhibits, and oral histories that record a significant period in history when women dared to break barriers and contribute to victory.

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Excerpts from letters written May 26 through December 17, 1944. The letters range in various lengths from a full page to only a few sentences. In total there are 63 excerpts which detail life as a WASP at Sweetwater, Tx. The documents came in an envelope labeled "Day to Day training in the WASP's, by Pat Simmons."

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[28] p. ; 28 cm. + 1 envelope (26 x 33 cm.)

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National WASP WWII Museum

Bringing the history of the Women Airforce Service Pilots to life, these archives represent the role of the flight school in training women pilots to fly military planes and show how WASPs responded socially and professionally to new challenges brought by war. Included are financial documents, photographs, scrapbooks, correspondence, pilots' logs, and flight manuals.

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Featuring thousands of newspapers, photographs, sound recordings, technical drawings, and much more, this diverse collection tells the story of Texas through the preservation and exhibition of valuable resources.

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  • 1995

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[Excerpts From Letters Regarding WASP Life], letter, 1995; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth874052/: accessed December 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting National WASP WWII Museum.