Out Of The Blue And Into History chronicles the lives of 673 out of the 1,102 WASP pilots who flew during World War II. The personal stories cover topics from their birth, their time in the WASPs, and their lives after the WASPs were deactivated in 1944.
The author, Betty Stagg Turner, was a WASP herself, graduating with the WASP Class 44-W-9, which she chronicled in her 1997 book. She was also a close friend of Butler County Warbirds. Our WASP display in our museum contains many of her personal items, including her original pilot’s license and WASP dress uniform. This book is the result of her two-year effort to track down and interview surviving WASPs and their families.