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Women flying military aircraft is still a sometimes controversial notion, but 50 years ago a thousand women, dubbed WASPs, flew planes for the American war effort. Silver Wings and Santiago Blue, an hour-long documentary made in 1980, looks back at the efforts of these women pilots, who weren’t officially recognized by Congress until 35 years after World War II ended. At noon at the National Archives Theater, 7th & Pennsylvania Ave. NW. FREE. (202) 501-5000. (Mark Jenkins)