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Y Women's Talk In Westport Highlights 'Fly Girls Of World War II'

Robert Fatherley will lead a discussion about the “Fly Girls of World War II” at Monday's meeting of Y's Women at Temple Israel in Westport.
Robert Fatherley will lead a discussion about the “Fly Girls of World War II” at Monday's meeting of Y's Women at Temple Israel in Westport. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. – “Fly Girls of World War II,” a film produced by American Experience, will be the focus of the next meeting of the Y’s Women on Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Temple Israel, 10 Coleytown Road in Westport.

The meeting will begin at 10:45 a.m. with coffee and conversation, followed by the program at 11:30 a.m. Guest speaker Robert Fatherley, a longtime aviation enthusiast, will highlight the film’s fascinating story of the Women’s Airfare Service Pilots who during WWII, left their homes and jobs to become the first females to fly for the U.S. Military.

Led by America’s distinguished aviatrix, Jacqueline Cochran, the pioneering women logged more than 60 million miles ferrying planes, test-piloting experimental aircraft and training men to fly.

The Y’s Women, founded in 1992, serves active and involved working and retired women in Fairfield County and has a membership of more than 400 members.

Click here to learn more about the Y’s Women. The group welcomes new members. For membership info, contact Doris Levinson at drjlevinson@gmail.com .

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