“Being a WASP changed our thinking about everything,” said Marty Wyall of Fort Wayne.
Among the 25,000 applicants for the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots), Mary Anna Martin of Indianapolis was one of 1,830 women accepted and one of only 1,074 who completed the program.
This is an excerpt from my book,
World War II Legacies: Stories of Northeast Indiana Veterans. It deals with the life of Marty Wyall, a former WASP during World War II.
It was a privilege to spend time with Marty on her birthday recently. She is just as vivacious and energetic as I imagine she was in her early 20s when she finished the WASP training.
Marty thinks she is the last living WASP in Indiana.
If you’d like to know more about her story and that of 27 other World War II vets, please send $20+$4.95 P/H=$24.95 via the Buy Now button on my home page. We will send the book to you ASAP.
I’m also available for speaking to your group about interviewing my mission to interview as many World War II vets as possible to preserve this part of our nation’s history. At this point I’ve interviewed 50+ from all branches except Coast Guard. Most stories have been published in magazines, newspapers and books.
Even if you can’t write a story, you can tell a vet thank you! Don’t wait for Veteran’s Day or another military holiday—do it today! It could make a big difference in the life of a vet!