This weekend: historian, WWII wasp expert, author and pilot, Katherine Landdeck is about to show up at the Lone Star Flight Museum for a talk and book signing.

HOUSTON, Texas (May 15, 2022) – The Lone Star Flight Museum will welcome Katherine Landdeck to the museum on Saturday May 21 to give a talk and participate in a book signing, promoting his acclaimed book, women with silver wings, now available in a variety of bookstores and online.

women with silver wings is the inspiring true story of the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs) of World War II. The book follows the WASPs from the golden age of aviation in the 1930s, through the war years, and into their post-war lives. Landdeck features the women who flew the fastest planes of WWII, cheers them on as they fight not to be forgotten, and shares their stories to inspire others.

WHO: Katherine Landdeck, author, historian and WASP expert

WHAT: Landdeck will give a talk on the book with questions and answers, followed by a signing session. Books are available for purchase in the museum shop.

The talk and book signing are included with a general admission ticket. Museum members are free.

WHEN: Saturday, May 21, 2022

11:00 a.m. Presentation of the book and questions and answers

11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Meeting and dedication

WHERE: The Lone Star Aviation Museum

11551 Aerospace Avenue

Houston, Texas 77034

346-708-2517

About LSFM:

Programs and events, plus more than two dozen aircraft, flight simulators, the Flight Academy exhibit, the Heritage Gallery and the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame are all included with a general admission ticket and free for members of the museum. Our mission is to celebrate flight and accomplishments in Texas aviation history and to educate and engage our youth through science, technology, engineering and math. Located 20 minutes from downtown Houston, LSFM is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. General admission $5 on Thursdays. Meet online at LONESTARFLIGHT.ORG or our FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM for program and event details.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND REVIEWS

About the Author

Katherine Sharp Landdeck is an associate professor of history at Texas Woman’s University, the home of the WASP archives. Guggenheim Fellow at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where she was a Normandy Fellow and earned her Ph.D. in American History, Landdeck has received numerous awards for her work on the WASP and has appeared as an expert on NPR morning edition, PBS and the History Channel. His work has been published in The Washington Post, Atlanticand Weather, as well as in numerous academic and aeronautical publications. Landdeck is a licensed pilot who flies whenever she can.

COMMENTS

“A must-read for those interested in the history of women and WWII.”

LIBRARY JOURNAL (STAR)

“A compelling story that puts forgotten heroes back in the spotlight.”

—KIRKUS REVIEWS

“This colorful story soars.”

WEEKLY EDITORS

“Beautifully written and painstakingly researched, The Women with Silver Wings is an unforgettable portrait of these fearless, groundbreaking women and their long fight for justice.”

— GOOD READS

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