On July 18, join Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum for the first film (and second installment) of its free 2019 Summer Lecture & Film Series: “The Hello Girls,” which features rare, 100-year old footage of women working hard to help their country. In 1918, the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France as telephone operators to help win the Great War. By war’s end, they had connected over
26 million calls and were recognized by General John J. Pershing for their service; but when they returned home, the U.S. government told them they were never soldiers. For the next 60 years, they fought for recognition.
This family-friendly film event is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the lecture will start at approximately 7:00 p.m.
Every Thursday, from July 11 to Aug. 1, the NASW Aviation Museum will continue its free lecture series with new speakers and films. As in previous years, the Aviation Museum is partnering with the Cape May Film Society to screen spectacular and informational films. Complimentary snacks and beverages will be served to attendees each Thursday night during the series. For more information please visit www.usnasw.org or Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum on Facebook.
Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum is located inside historic Hangar #1 at the Cape May Airport, New Jersey. The site was formerly Naval Air Station Wildwood, which served as a World War II dive-bomber training center. The museum is dedicated to the 42 airmen who perished while training at Naval Air Station Wildwood between 1943 and 1945.