Membership for the proposed Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) museum now exceeds 1,000, but organizers want more charter members.
The National WASP World War II Museum is slated to be built at Avenger Field (SWW) at Sweetwater, Texas, where the bulk of WASP training took place, according to Nancy Parrish, executive director. At first the museum will operate out of a 1929-era hangar. Eventually, a larger structure could be built.
The museum currently has members from every state except Utah. There are also members from Washington, D.C. and Canada.
Museum organizers are trying to get 1,102 charter members — a number that is significant because it is the same as the number of WASP who served.