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 HQ Batallón) November 02, 2014

The National WASP WWII Museum seeks to educate and inspire all generations with the story of the WASP: Women Airforce Service Pilots – the first women to fly American military aircraft – women who forever changed the role of women in aviation!

Built in 1929 and originally the home of the Sweetwater Airport, Hangar One now houses the National WASP WWII Museum. Explore the rich aviation history of Sweetwater. During WWII, this hangar was on the “Civilian Side” of Avenger Field, where commercial planes landed. The military side was located where the Texas State Technical College campus is today.

“Hangar One” was named by the Board of Directors of the National WASP WWII Museum in honor of the original WASP training hangar located across the runway where the Fixed Base Operation (FBO) is today.

What You Will Find:

  • Outside Hangar One.- Feel the Wind! Look across the flight line and out into the West Texas landscape. It is just like it was when the WASP were going through AAF flight training at Avenger Field...
  • Inside Hangar One.- The lobby mural is filled with photos of WASP training at Avenger Field in 1943 and 1944...
  • Jacqueline Cochran Exhibit.- Our Jacqueline Cochran exhibit reveals her (see bio) connections with the movers and shakers of the 40′s, 50′s and 60′s...
  • The Graduate.- “The Graduate” is a sculpture of WASP Dorothy “Dot” Swain Lewis...
  • Stearman PT-17.- View the Stearman PT-17 and other historical WWII planes...
  • Exhibit Featuring 6-Person Bay.- Exhibit featuring 6-person bay where WASP lived while training at Avenger Field...

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Regular days and hours of operation are Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.  Tours can be booked by calling (325) 235-0099 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

National Wasp WWII Museum

210 Avenger Field Rd
SweetwaterTexas 79556
United States

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