Dinner with a Slice of History
International Women’s Air & Space Museum (IWASM) Speaker Series
Entitled “World War II Women in Aviation: An Exploration in Leadership,” the event features professor of history and political science at Norwich University Dr. Reina Pennington, and is made possible thanks to a grant from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.
During the Second World War, the Soviet Union (USSR) and United States (US) established segregated organizations for the purpose of recruiting and training women for aviation duties. In both nations, it was individuals, rather than the military establishment, who proposed and developed plans for the use of women aviators. The women who spearheaded those efforts had dramatically different leadership styles, from Marina Raskova’s (USSR) quiet, businesslike, and approachable character, to Jacqueline Cochran’s (US) brash, forceful, and sometimes antagonistic nature. Yet they employed strikingly similar methods to achieve their goals.
In this presentation, Pennington will examine the parallels and differences in the lives and achievements of these two remarkable women and the roles of female aviators during WWII.
Pennington is a former Air Force intelligence officer and is presently working on a book entitled What Russia Can Teach Us About War.
Registration is required prior to the event. Tickets include admittance to the program and a boxed dinner. Space and tickets are limited.
Date & Time
September 17, 2021
International Women's Air & Space Museum Burke Lakefront Airport 1501 North Marginal Road Cleveland 44114 OH US https://www.todaysfamilymagazine.com/businesses/oh-cleveland-international-womens-air-space-museum
Tickets are $25 for non-IWASM members and $15 for IWASM members.