Discussion Preview: The Girls of Flight City
During World War II, thousands of British pilots trained at civilian training schools in the United States. The first of these schools was located in Terrell, Texas. The fictional novel based on a true story, “Girls of Flight City,” by Lorraine Heath, brought this little-known chapter of history to life and inspired guest speaker Barbara Pankratz to dig deeper into the subject, even taking a road trip to the No. 1 British Flying Training School Museum.
A novel is unusual source material for History Discussion Group, but “Girls of Flight City” has historical significance. The trick is determining fact from fiction. Join us on Thursday, April 13, from 9 – 11 a.m. as Barbara Pankratz leads a discussion on how the United States and Britain worked hand-in-hand from the grassroots level to the highest levels of government to defeat the Nazi war machine.