Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Flight School Graduates

During WWII, over 25,000 young women applied for the honor of flying for their country as part of a program called  Women Airforce Service Pilots — WASP for short. These civilian volunteers ferried and tested planes so male pilots could head to combat duty ...

Of these, 1,830 were chosen to receive training and 1,074 graduated. Of those only 38 died while in service. 786 who were accepted into the program didn't reach graduation for differing reasons: About 30% didn't pass training requirements; 8% resigned; about 1.5% didn't make it because of medical reasons and about 0.8% were released for disciplinary reasons. In all, only 38 died while in training or while on duty. 

These counts don't include the 28 WAFS organized by Nancy Love. The WAFS program was officially announced on 10 Sep 1942. The first 11 WAFS were sworn in on the 21st (the same day the B-29 made its first successful flight). By mid-December, "The Originals" were all on station.

In the meantime, Jacqueline Cochran, the first woman to fly a bomber across the Atlantic on 17 Jun 1941, got approval to start the Womens Flight Training Detachment (WATD) on 15 Sep 1942. The first class began on 15 Nov 1942 and the last class graduated on 7 Dec 1944.

On 21 Aug 1943 the WAFS and WFTDs merged to form the WASP.


Start of Training (Photo by Lois Hailey)
"This is not a time when women should be patient. We are in a war and we need to fight it with all our ability and every weapon possible. Women pilots, in this particular case, are a weapon waiting to be used." ~Eleanor Roosevelt (1942)

"The Originals" (WAFS) ~ These 28 women were the first. They began reporting for duty on 11 Sep 1942, began training on the 21st and completed training by the middle of December. They averaged 1,400 hours of flying before they joined the WAFS.

"The Guinea Pigs" WFTD Class (43-1) ~ 23 graduates on 24 Apr 1943
"The Singing Second" WFTD Class (43-2) ~ 43 graduates on 28 May 1943

WFTD Class (43-3) ~ 38 graduates on 3 Jul 1943
WFTD Class (43-4) ~ 112 graduates on 7 Aug 1843
WASP Class (43-5) ~ 85 graduates on 11 Sep 1943
WASP Class (43-6) ~ 84 graduates on 9 Oct 1943
WASP Class (43-7) ~ 59 graduates on 12 Nov 1943
WASP Class (43-8) ~ 48 graduates on 17 Dec 1943
WASP Class (44-1) ~ 49 graduates on 11 Feb 1944
WASP Class (44-2) ~ 49 graduates on 11 Mar 1944
WASP Class (44-3) ~ 57 graduates on 15 Apr 1944
WASP Class (44-4) ~ 52 graduates on 23 May 1944
WASP Class (44-5) ~ 72 graduates on 27 Jun 1944
WASP Class (44-6) ~ 72 graduates on 4 Aug 1944
WASP Class (44-7) ~ 59 graduates on 8 Sep 1944
WASP Class (44-8) ~ 49 graduates on 18 Oct 1944
WASP Class (44-9) ~ 55 graduates on 8 Nov 1944
WASP Class (44-10) ~ 68 graduates on 7 Dec 1944. These WASPs graduated 13 days before the entire organization was disbanded.

Reference: WASP WINGS, CLASS ROSTERS & GRADUATION DATA at
http://www.twu.edu/downloads/library/ROSTER2013_GraduationProgram.pdf.
  • Helen T. Abell (43-6)
  • F. Virginia Acher (Williams) (43-5)
  • Ruth Adams (44-2)
  • Mary Ahlstrom (Smith) (43-2)
  • Eleanor A. Alexander (Rust) (43-6)
  • Virginia A. Alleman (Disney) (43-2)
  • Dorothy J. Allen (44-4)
  • Myrtle R. Allen (Carter) (44-8)
  • Sarah J. Allshouse (Gleeson) (44-9)
  • Kay Alspach (44-6)
  • Doris J. Anderson (Daniel) (44-8)
  • Ruth E. Anderson (Boyea) (43-5)
  • Betty Archibald (Fernandes) (43-3)
  • Yvonne C. Ashcraft (Wood) (43-7)
  • Grace E. Ashwell (Lotowycz) (44-7)
  • Dorothy I. Aspell (Warfield) (43-8)
  • Ann Atkeison (44-10)
  • Dorothy A. Avery (43-7)
  • Mildred Darlene "Micky" Axton (43-7) ~ One of the first three WASP to be trained as a test pilot and the first woman to fly a B-20.
  • Jean McCartney Babb (McCartney) (43-7)
  • Betty Jane Bachman (Beuhner) (43-2)
  • Mildred J. Baessler (Doyle) (44-4)
  • Arline M. Baker (44-8)
  • Nancy Lee Baker (43-4)
  • Stella Jo Baker (Claiborne) (44-4)
  • Mary Ann Baldner (Gordon) (44-9)
  • Dorothy L. Bancroft (Hammett) (44-6)
  • Suzanne L. Bane (Armstrong) (44-10)
  • Mary Jo Bardsley (Germaine) (44-10)
  • Anne Bartholf (Rawlings) (44-1)
  • Mary L. Ball (Behrend) (43-8)
  • Ina C. Barkley (Petsch) (44-4)
  • Dorothy Imogene Barnes (43-8)
  • Mary Jean Barnes (Sturdevant) (44-7)
  • Anna C. Baron (44-9)
  • E. Marie Barrett (Marsh) (43-7)
  • Helen T. Barrick (Pittenger) (43-7)
  • Sylvia B. Barter (43-7)
  • Nancy Elizabeth Batson (WAFS)
  • Bernice L. Batten (WAFS)
  • Dorothea Baumeister (Hamilton) (44-6)
  • Ann Baumgartner (Carl) (43-5) ~ First American woman to fly a U.S. Army Air Force jet aircraft when she flew the Bell YP-59A jet fighter at Wright Field as a test pilot during WWII.
  • Caro Bayley (Bosca) (43-7)
  • Dorothy H. Beard (Burns) (44-5)
  • Marianne Beard (Nutt) (43-5)
  • Lauretta Beaty (Foy) (43-4)
  • Bett J. Bechtold (Brichford) (44-1)
  • Mary Beecham (Smith) (44-1)
  • Beverley Beesemyer (44-6)
  • Kathryn L. Bernheim (Fine) (WAFS)
  • Margaret W. Bergh (McGlinn) (44-5)
  • Mary M. Beritich (43-3)
  • Anna E. Berry (Lesnikowski) (44-2)
  • Clarice M. Bessent (43-3)
  • Gayle Bevis (Ewing-Reed) (43-5)
  • Martha H. Bevins (Born) (43-4)
  • Adele F. Beyer (44-1)
  • Grace Birge (Mayfield) (43-3)
  • Odean "Deanie" Bishop (Parrish) (44-4)
  • Patricia Blackburn (Bonansinga) (44-7)
  • Joanne Blair (Martin) (44-8)
  • Martha O. Blair (Gaunce) (44-10)
  • Adaline A. Blank (Beard) (43-8)
  • Eunice E. Boardman (44-3)
  • Izydora Bochanek (Focht) (43-5)
  • Delphine Bohn (WAFS)
  • Lois Boien (Durham) (43-7)
  • Juanita Bolish (Cooke) (43-4)
  • Sarabel D. Booth (Wardle) (44-6)
  • Doris Boothe (Wanty) (44-8)
  • Norma M. Boston (VanBrooker) (44-9)
  • Mary Louise Bowden (Brown) (43-4)
  • Geraldine "Gerri" Bowen (Olinger) (44-7)
  • May Amanda Bowles (Nelson) (43-4)
  • Patricia A. Bowser (Gibson) (43-6)
  • Kathryn Lynn Boyd (Miles) (44-5)
  • Eleanor Boysen (Morgan) (43-1)
  • Marian J. Bradley (Edwards) (43-4)
  • Virginia S. Bradley (Gough) (44-7)
  • Louise J. Brand (Hyde) (44-4)
  • June E. Braun (Bent) (44-3)
  • Patricia Braun (O'Bannon) (44-8)
  • Mary B. Breidenbach (Hansen) (44-6)
  • Ann C.Brennan (Damiani) (43-4)
  • Evelyn P. Brier (44-9)
  • Carol Brinton (Selfridge) (44-5)
  • Elizabeth M. Briscoe (Stone) (44-9)
  • Doris V. Bristol (Tracy) (43-5)
  • Louisa A. Bristol (Young) (44-3)
  • Dorothy F. Britt (Mann) (44-4)
  • Anita Bronken (Matthew) (44-9)
  • Lois E. Brooks (Hailey) (43-3)
  • Ann M. Brothers (Fink) (44-3)
  • G.C. "Brownie" Brown (Kindig) (43-1)
  • Jennie E. Brown (Burbeck) (43-4)
  • Mary M. Brown (Dourdeville) (44-4)
  • Tex Brown (Meachem) (43-7)
  • Leta J. Brownfield (Shirley) (44-5)
  • Pearl Brummett (Judd) (44-8)
  • Margaret Bruns (Sliker) (43-4)
  • Eleanor C. Bryant (Folk) (43-7)
  • Vergie M. Bryant (Buchele) (44-3)
  • Faith "Bucky" Buchner (Richards) (43-4)
  • Ruthmary Buckley (Cole) (43-5)
  • Mary L. Burch (Nirmaier) (44-5)
  • Madelon L. Burcham (Hill) (44-1)
  • Phyllis B. Burchfield (Fulton) (WAFS)
  • Mary Helen Burke (43-7)
  • Doris Burmester (Nathan) (44-1)
  • What these women did could be very dangerous. 38 of
    them died in accidents during training or while on duty.
  • Nancy J. Burnside (Murray) (44-10)
  • Mary E. Caffrey (Sheean) (44-7)
  • Aillson Cameron Burns (McBride)  (43-5)
  • Vivian Cadman (Eddy) (43-5)
  • Neva Calderwood (Hubbard) (43-7)
  • Mildred C. Caldwell (43-6)
  • Helen B. Calhoun (43-4)
  • Lillie D. Calkins (Eno) (44-5)
  • Claire G. Callaghan (43-1)
  • Margaret Callahan (Grant) (43-6)
  • Patti M. Canada (Stadler) (43-4)
  • Nadine V. Canfield (Nagle) (44-9)
  • Beverly B. Cangiamila (McCarthy) (44-6)
  • Pauline Canney (Banken) (44-6)
  • Lucille R. Carey (Johnson) (44-5)
  • Marion Carlstrom (Trick) (43-5)
  • Edythe M. Carlton (Thuresson) (44-6)
  • Mickie M. Carmichael (44-4)
  • Nelle L. Carmody (Klein) (43-6)
  • Pam L. Carr (44-10)
  • Elizabeth L. Carsey (Loveless) (43-6)
  • Ida F. Carter (44-1)
  • Ruth Carter (Johnson) (43-5)
  • Rita G. Cason (Stump) (43-6)
  • Margaret L. Castle (McAnally) (43-6)
  • Mary L. Cavett (Debehnke) (44-4)
  • Ann E. Cawley (O'Connor) (44-7)
  • Helen B. Celler (44-10)
  • Mary J. Ceyanes (Wagner) (44-10)
  • Elizabeth V. Chadwick (Dressler) (43-8)
  • Patricia A. Chadwick (Erickson) (43-2)
  • Margaret "Maggie" Chamberlain (Tamplin) (44-3)
  • Elizabeth M. Chambers (44-3)
  • Emily Chapin (44-10)
  • Lorene M. Chambers (Keyfauver) (43-6)
  • Sara A. Chapin (Winston) (43-7)
  • Lila B. Chapman (Vanderpoel) (43-2)
  • Patricia A. Chadwick (Erickson) (43-2)
  • Jane Champlin (43-3) ~ died 3 Jun 1943, Westbrook, TX
  • Shirley J. Chase (Kruse) (44-6)
  • Hulda M. Chilcoat (Haag) (44-7)
  • Ruth Choquette (Thatcher) (44-3)
  • Janice Christensen (43-5)
  • Marjorie M. Christiansen (Beck) (44-9)
  • Virginia Clair (43-4)
  • Betty J. Clark (43-7)
  • Grace Clark (Fender) (43-4)
  • Helen Mary Clark (WAFS)
  • Susan P. Clarke (Lesnikowski) (44-2) ~ died 4 Jul 1944, Columbia, SC
  • Iola V. Clay (Magruder) (44-7)
  • Carolyn Clayton (43-7)
  • Dr. Grace "Betty" Clements (43-5)
  • Irma Cleveland (Wiegel) (43-5)
  • Ruth Clifford (Hubert) (44-8)
  • Codye Gwen Clinkscales (Linder) (44-5)
  • Katherine R. Clewis (Irons) (43-7)
  • Mary B. Clifford (Lyman) (43-4)
  • Mildred P. Coats (MacRobbie) (44-6)
  • Jacqueline Cochran (WASP Director) ~ Considered to be one of the most gifted racing pilots of her generation. An important contributor to the formation of the WAACs and WASP.
  • Alta Corbet (Thomas) (43-4)
  • Mary Lou Colbert (Neale) (43-1)
  • Dorthy R. Colburn (43-4)
  • Cornelia Y. Colby (Kafka) (43-4)
  • Lewise Dorothy Coleman (Adie) (43-2)
  • Edna C. Collins (Kingdon) (43-1)
  • Eleanor M. Collins (Faust) (44-10)
  • Patricia A. Collins (Hughes) (44-6)
  • Shirley Joy Condit (deGonzalez) (43-6)
  • Nancy Allison Conklin (44-7)
  • Lillian M. Conner (Roberts-Risdon) (43-3)
  • Ailsa M. Connolly (Simonson) (44-10)
  • Leotta Cook (Feyen) (43-5)
  • Vera K. Cook ( (43-4)
  • Mary Coon (Walters) (43-7)
  • Mary N. Cooper (Cox) (44-3)
  • Alta Corbett (43-4)
  • Frances E. Coughlin (44-6)
  • Emma Coulter (Ware) (43-3)
  • Marcia E. Courtney (Bellassai) (43-3)
  • Gwenlyn E. Cowart (Hickerson) (43-4)
  • Margaret L. Cox (Stegall) (43-5)
  • Annabelle Craft (Moss) (44-2)
  • Edith M. Cragin (Daley) (44-6)
  • Bobbye C. Crain (Jersig) (43-8)
  • Mardo C. Crane (44-1)
  • Mary Helen Crane (Chapman) (44-3)
  • Elizabeth Jana Crawford (Eberly) (43-8)
  • Virginia Crinklaw (Pierce) (43-3)
  • Anne E. Crisswell (Madden) (43-6)
  • Gwendolyn Crosby (Barthelmess) (44-1)
  • Ellen Croxton (Evans) (43-5)
  • Irene I. Crum (44-6)
  • Anne Caroln Culpepper (Miller) (43-7)
  • Carolyn L. Cullen (44-6)
  • Iris Cummings (Critchell) (43-2)
  • Lane Blanch Cusack (Boxberger) (43-6)
  • Pauline C. Cutler (White) (44-5)
  • Sylvia Dahmes (Clayton) (43-5)
  • Anna M. Dailey (Marshall) (44-8)
  • Ruth E. Dailey (Helm) (43-2)
  • Lorene B. Daly (Dorr) (43-6)
  • Jeanne Perot D'Ambly (43-5)
  • Bernice M. Dannefer (Pinkerton) (44-7)
  • Lauretta A. Darcy (43-6)
  • Catherine D'Arezzo (44-4)
  • Mary Darling (Huber) (43-2)
  • Ann Russell Darr (44-3)
  • Dorothy H. Davis (44-10)
  • Elizabeth W. Davis (Ransom) (44-9)
  • Margie Davis (44-9) ~ died 16 Oct 1944, Walnut, MS
  • Mildred "Millie" I. Davidson (Dalrymple) (44-4)
  • Rita M. Davoly (Webster) (43-6)
  • Katherine deBernard (43-2)
  • Margaret DeBolt (Christian) (44-3)
  • Suzanne U. DeLano (Parish) (44-6) 
  • Babette DeMoe (Edinger) (43-7)
  • Anna C. Dessert (Oliver) (43-7)
  • Helen Dettweiler (43-5)
  • Betty Jane Deuser (Budde) (43-3)
  • Gloria D. DeVore (Schwager) (44-3)
  • Francis J. Dias (Gustavson) (43-2)
  • Patricia A. Dickerson (43-2)
  • Beverly J. Dietrich (Wilkinson) (44-8)
  • Gertrude E. Dietz (44-8)
  • Margaret K. Diffin (Dallwig) (44-4)
  • Virginia L. Disbrow (43-4)
  • Patricia Disston (Detchon) (44-10)
  • Lillian R. Dixon (Kelley) (44-9)
  • Lois M. Dobbins (Auchterlonie) (43-8)
  • Bert H. Dodd (43-4)
  • Dorothy J. Dodd (Eppstein) (44-1)
  • H. Lucille Doll (Wise) (43-7)
  • Dora Dougherty (McKeown) (43-3)
  • Barbara J. Donahue (WAFS)
  • Cathleen B. Dooley (44-8)
  • Bonnie Jean Dorsey (Shinski) (44-8)
  • Jean Downey (Harman) (44-9)
  • Juanita A. Dreier (Hurlbutt) (44-10)
  • Emeral Drummond (43-7)
  • Lucy V. Dubiel (Johnson) (44-6)
  • Virginia Dulaney (Campbell) (44-2)
  • Jane C. Dunbar (Tedeschi) (44-4)
  • Lyda M. Dunham (Keefe) (43-4)
  • Doris K. Duren (Muise) (44-3)
  • Katherine Dussaq (44-1) ~ died 26 Nov 1944, New Carlisle, OH
  • Jane C. Dyde (Miller) (44-5)
  • Elsie E. Dyer (Monaco) (43-3)
  • Julia E. Eagan (Jordan) (44-7)
  • Betty Eames (Joiner) (43-2)
  • Anabel L. Earp (Ruso) (44-4)
  • M. Virginia Eatherton (Spears) (44-9)
  • Mildred E. Eckert (Carder) (44-7)
  • Maxine E. Edmondson (Flournoy) (43-8)
  • Bonnie Edmunds (44-1)
  • Marjorie Edwards (44) ~ died 13 Jun 1944, near Childress, TX
  • Rebecca H. Edwards (Brown) (43-6)
  • Twila E. Edwards (Andrews) (44-2)
  • Margaret A. Eger (Temme) (44-10)
  • Margaret E. Ehlers (Twito) (44-2)
  • Dorothy C. Ehrhardt (McCracken) (44-5)
  • Doris J. Elkington (Hamaker) (44-2)
  • Doris H. Ellena (Zaloudek) (43-7)
  • Marjorie Ellfeldt (Rees)(44-1)
  • L. June Ellington (Petto) (43-4)
  • Kathleen Elliott (Thompson) (44-8)
  • Natalie L. Ellis (Fahy) (43-4)
  • Cecily E. Elmes (Kayes) (44-3)
  • Norma Jane Emerson (Carter) (43-2)
  • Florence E. Emig (Wheeler) (44-10)
  • Ellen Endacott (43-5)
  • Mary Edith Engle (43-4)
  • Lillian Emma Epsbert (Goodman) (43-5)
  • Barbara Jane Erickson (WAFS) ~ died 16 Apr 1944, near Sweetwater, TX. The only WASP to be awarded the Air Medal during WWII. Following the war, medals were awarded to other members.
  • Dorothy Estep (44-9)
  • Mary V. Estill (Fearey) (43-8)
  • Eileer Bickford Evans (Rehwald) (44-3)
  • Grace E. Everett (44-4)
  • Elizabeth N. Eyre (Taylor) (44-5)
  • Elinor Fairchild (Stebbins) (44-6)
  • Bernice Falk (Haydu) (44-7)
  • Mary Jo Farley (Tilton) (43-4)
  • Marcella J. Fatjo (Tucker) (43-4)
  • Nancy L. Featherhoff (Sendelbach) (43-6)
  • Eleanor L. Feeley (Lawry) (43-6)
  • Isabel Fenton (Stinson) (43-3)
  • Dorothy Deane Ferguson (44-9)
  • Opal "Betsy" Ferguson (WAFS)
  • H. Lorraine Fiedler (Raymond) (44-1)
  • Carol Fillmore (43-2)
  • Enid C. Fisher (43-6)
  • Virginia Fisher (Wise) (44-8)
  • Ruth E. Fitzsimmons (43-5)
  • Monica Flaherty (Frasseto) (43-5)
  • Evelyn C. Fletcher (Stephens) (43-6)
  • Justine H. Fletcher (Woods) (44-6)
  • Earlene Lois Flory (Hayes) (44-5)
  • Anna L. Flynn (Monkiewicz) (43-6)
  • Roberta Jane Fohl (44-9)
  • Cornelia Fort (WAFS) ~ One of the original WAFS, her experience included evading Japanese attacking planes at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Died 21 Mar 1943 in Merkel, TX and was was the first female pilot in American history to die on active duty.
  • Marjory V. Foster (Munn) (44-5)
  • Dorothy Fowler (43-7)
  • Ruth E. Franckling (Reynolds) (43-2)
  • Anna E. Franckman (Atwood-Isbell) (43-3)
  • Helen Irene Fremd (DeGray) (43-5)
  • Lois Gene French (Holman) (43-8)
  • Joan M. Freter (Uhalt) (44-10)
  • Marcella M. Fried (Lucier) (44-3)
  • Lucille Friesen ((McVey) (43-5)
  • Beverly F. Frisbie (Carruth) (44-7)
  • Betty Fulbright (White) (44-10)
  • Geraldine Fulk (Crook (44-8)
  • Rosa Lea Fullwood (43-4)
  • Dorothy Fulton (Dickerson) (WAFS)
  • Mary M. Furn (43-8)
  • Jeannette Gagnon (Goodrum) (43-8)
  • Ruth I. Gamber (43-4)
  • Joann Garrett (43-6)
  • Eugenia P. Garvin (St. Martin) (43-5)
  • Doris Gee (44-1)
  • Margaret "Maggie" Gee (44-9) ~ One of two Chinese-American women to serve in the organization.
  • Georgia Gehring (44-6)
  • Ellen H. Gery (43-2)
  • Bethel G. Gibbons (43-6)
  • Patricia Gibson (44-4)
  • Frances Gilbert (Johannessen) (44-4)
  • Marjorie Gilbert (Stewart) (44-2)
  • Vivian Gilchrist (Nemhauser)
  • Betty Huyler Gillies (WAFS) ~ The first pilot to qualify for the WAFS.
  • Mary T. Gilmore (Wallace) (44-3)
  • Frances Gimble (McAdams) (44-10)
  • Lucy E. Gladson (Alston) (44-8)
  • Ruth Glaser (Guhse) (44-10)
  • Lillian M. Glezen (Wray) (44-9)
  • Margaret M. Godfrey (Powell) (44-6)
  • Leona M. Golbiner (Zimmer) (44-2)
  • Gretchen J. Gorman (Graba) (43-3)
  • Mary H. Gosnell (Chappell) (44-6)
  • L. Kay Gott (Chaffey) (43-2)
  • Joan Gough (Frost) (44-8)
  • Jennie L. Gower (Wynne) (44-5)
  • Robbie Grace (Rinehart) (43-7)
  • Byrd Howell Granger (43-1)
  • Virginia N. Grant (44-3)
  • Christine W. Grayson (Browning) (44-10
  • Frances Green (Kari) (43-5)
A group of WASPs based at Long Beach, CA. Long Beach was near most of the major aircraft factories, so these women ferried everything from P-51 Mustang fighters to C-47 transports. Back row L-R: Nadine Ramsey (43-5), Betty Tackaberry (43-1), Katherine Loft (43-4), Evelyn Trammell (43-6), Thelma Farris (43-7), Deborah Truax (43-6), Virginia Hill (43-4), Carol Fillmore (43-2), Barbara Jane (Erickson) London (WAFs). Front row L-R: Rena Wilkes (43-4), Lauretta Beatty (43-4), Iris Cummings (43-2), Lewise Coleman (43-2), Dorothy Webb (43-6), Jean Landis (43-4), Dorothy Kocher (43-4), Ruth Thompson (43-2), Helen Richards (WAFs).
[Photo by Jeanne Robertson]
  • Evelyn S. Greenblatt (Howren) (43-1)
  • Elizabeth E. Greene (43-5)
  • Janis M. Gregg (Wheatley) (44-10)
  • Irene E. Gregory (Lindner) (43-5)
  • Della Gremling (Tissaw) (44-3)
  • Mary A. Gresham (43-7)
  • Ann Griffin (Gleszer) (44-9)
  • Elvira G. Griggs (Cardin) (43-8)
  • Harriet Griggs (44-5)
  • Aleta M. Grill (Johnson) (43-7)
  • Francis F. Grimes (43-3) ~ died 27 Mar 1944, Otis Field, MA
  • Rosalie I. Grohman (43-4)
  • Starley M. Grona (44-3)
  • Ruth W. Groves (Kearney) (44-9)
  • Eleanor M. Gunderson (44-7)
  • Elizabeth "Betty" Haas (Pfister) (43-5)
  • Ruth Hagemann (Wheeler) (43-5)
  • Marion M. Hagen (Mayfield) (44-6)
  • Mary N. Hagner (Guthrie) (44-4)
  • Helen Hague (Pozzobon) (43-5)
  • Helen Louise Hall (Brown) (44-6)
  • Norma J. Hall (Halberg) (44-6)
  • Rosemary Hall (44-1)
  • Naoma Halladay (Moore) (44-7)
  • Margaret Ann Hamilton (Tunner) (43-2)
  • Ava M. Hamm (Richardson) (44-6)
  • Nancelu Hanks (44-6)
  • Patrcia L. Hanley (Newlon) (43-4)
  • Marion Hanrahan (43-3)
  • Betty Jane Hanson (Erenberg) (44-3)
  • Janet Hargrave (44-5)
  • Geraldine Hardman (Jordan) (43-5)
  • Elaine D. Harmon (44-9)
  • Martha G. Harmon (Rountree) (44-5)
  • Margaret C. Harper (Watson) (44-1)
  • Kate Lee Harris (Adams) (44-2)
  • L. Jane Harris (Cunningham) (44-7)
  • Virginia F. Harris (Watry) (43-3)
  • Thelma Madine Harris (Bluhm) (43-7)
  • Edna B. Harrison (Atkins) (44-6)
  • Elin Harte (Rainmondi) (43-3)
  • Mary Hartson (43-5) ~ died 14 Aug 1944, near Perrin, TX
  • Barbara J. Hart (Kennedy) (44-6)
  • Elizabeth Hartz (Carroll) (43-7)
  • Jean Hascall (Cole) (44-2)
  • Virginia Hash (44-10)
  • Janet A. Hatch (Downer) (43-8)
  • Shirley A. Haugan (Wunsch) (44-3)
  • Dorothy C. Hawkins (Goot) (44-2)
  • Getty W. Hayes (Roberts) (44-4)
  • Nanette Hazeltine (Fuller) (44-6)
  • Hayden A. Head (44-6)
  • Gloria W. Heath (44-5)
  • Margie E. Heckle (Maddox) (43-4)
  • Mary L. Heckman (44-2)
  • Iris Heillman (Schupp) (43-8)
  • Betty Heinrich (Berkstresser) (43-4)
  • Margaret Helburn (Kocher) (43-6)
  • Ruth K. Hellman (43-1)
  • Thelma K. Hench (Miller) (44-10)
  • Annelle Henderson (Bulecheck) (44-2)
  • Annie L. Henry (44-7)
  • Dorothy E. Henry (44-1)
  • Kathryn F. Herman (44-2)
  • Barbara L. Hershey (Tucker) (44-9)
  • Dorothy Herthneck (Sweeney) (44-4)
  • Ruby L. Hibbler (Rosenthal) (44-10)
  • Barbara Hicks (Runton) (43-5)
  • Margaret Hicks (Wight) (44-6)
  • Opal Vivian Hicks (Fagan) (44-7)
  • Emily Hiester (Harden) (43-2)
  • Kathleen A. Hilbrandt (44-10)
  • Dwight B. Hildinger (Diel) (43-4)
  • Geraldine P. Hill (43-5)
  • Jennie M. Hill (Mosley) (44-5)
  • Virginia "Ginny" Hill (Wood) (43-4)
  • Mary B. Hillberg (Boyce) (44-6)
  • Mary M. "Pat" Hiller (Call) (43-5)
  • Dorothy B. Hines (Mosher) (44-6)
  • Mary E. Hines (Grant) (43-4)
  • Eleanor R. Hinkle (Vaughan) (44-1)
  • Jean F. Hixson (44-6)
  • Ann R. Holaday (43-7)
  • Lois Hollingsworth (Ziler) (43-3)
  • Nona Highfill Holt (Pickering) (44-7)
  • Dorothy P. Hoover (43-6)
  • Anna L. Hopkins (White) (44-1)
  • Dorothy Hopkins (Henesy) (43-6)
  • Patricia Hopkins (Moran) (44-6)
  • Leonora M. Horton (Anderson) (43-7)
  • Ethel D. Hoskins (McDonald) (44-1)
  • Patricia A. Houran (Rideout) (44-10)
  • Mildred L. House (Ferree) (44-9)
  • Catherine M. Houser (43-4)
  • L. Levona Hove (44-10)
  • Carla Howard (Horowitz) (44-8)
  • Ellen A. Howard. (Graff) (44-10)
  • Ann M. Howell (Watson) (43-4)
  • Mary Howson (44-4) ~ died 16 Apr 1944, near Sweetwater, TX
  • Grey Allison Hoyt (Dunlap) (44-4)
  • Jennie X. Hrestu (Reimann) (43-4)
  • Elizabeth Hubbard (Worrall) (44-5)
  • Eloise Huffhines (Bailey) (44-4)
  • Marguerite "Ty" V. Hughes (Killen) (44-8)
  • Marilyn M. Hughes (Petty) (44-9)
  • Katheryn Humphreys (Requardt) (44-3)
  • Ruth A. Humphreys (Brown) (43-8)
  • Alberta Hunt (Nicholson) (44-1)
  • Margaret "Marge" M. Hurlburt (43-6) ~ Killed while stunting in an air show July 1947.
  • Janet Lee Hutchinson (Simpson) (44-6)
  • Joan C. Hutton (McWaters) (44-5)
  • Bernice Hylton (43-6)
  • Shirley Ingalls (Thackara) (43-3)
  • Suzanne Irvine (Jones) (44-10)
  • Marian Isbill (43-7)
  • Mary Jane Isham (Ehrman) (44-8)
  • Mary E. Jackson (Kinney) (44-8)
  • Marie L. Jacobson (Jones) (44-9)
  • Alma Jacomini (Jeschien) (44-3)
  • Alice R. Jakle (44-6)
  • Teresa James (WAFS)
  • Marion P. Jameson (44-5)
  • Phyllis M. Jarman (43-7)
  • M. Joy Jehl (DaCosta) (44-3)
  • Juliette Jenner (Stege) (44-3)
  • Frances A. Jensen (Blakeslee) (43-8)
  • Jeanette Jean Jerkins (44-1)
  • Alma Marie Jerman  (Hinds) (43-2)
  • Ann R. Johnson (43-1)
  • Dorothea M. Johnson (Moorman) (43-4)
  • Dorothy L. Johnson (Burri) (44-8)
  • Helen L. Johnson (Cannon) (44-9)
  • Marjorie J. Johnson (44-2)
  • Mary C. "Jary" Johnson (McKay) (43-2)
  • Nancy Ruth Johnson (43-6)
  • Phyllis M. Johnson (Paradis) (44-5)
  • Vega Johnson (Sogg) (43-1)
  • Caryl L. Jones (Stortz) (43-5)
  • Catherine E. Jones (43-6)
  • Ethel L. Jones (Sheffler) (44-5)
  • Patricia M. Jones (Perry) (43-8)
  • Ruth Craig Jones (44-1)
  • Natalie S. Jones (Vinson) (44-10)
  • Winnie Lee Jones (44-7)
  • Virginie L. Jowell (Hagerstrom) (43-4)
  • Jeannette C. Kapus (44-4)
  • Anna M. Karlson (Kenney) (43-5)
  • Ann Ross Kary (Anderson) (43-2)
  • Josephine H. Kater (Robinson) (44-10)
  • Eileen A. Kealey (Worden) (44-1)
  • Josephine M. Keating (Swift) (44-1)
  • Elizabeth Keatts (Munoz) (43-8)
  • Edith Keen (44-1) ~ died 25 Apr 1944 near Mission, TX
  • Mary Ellen Keil (44-2)
  • Muriel Keir (Essertier) (44-8)
  • Annabelle R. Kekic (43-5)
  • Carol Kelly (Granger) (44-4)
  • Kathleen N. Kelly (Titland) (43-4)
  • Patricia Kenworthy (Nuchols)
  • Ann W. Kenyon (Morse) (44-8)
  • Harriett C. Kenyon (Call) (44-1)
  • Margaret E. Kerr (Boylan) (43-2)
  • Marjorie J. Ketchum (Deacon) (43-1)
  • Louise Kidd (43-3)
  • Dorothy M. Kielty (43-8)
  • Sona A. Kierstead (Wilson) (44-9)
  • Muriel V. Kiester (Martin) (44-5)
  • Irene K. Kinne (Englund) (43-8)
  • Margaret Kirchner (Stevenson) (43-6)
Frances Green, Margaret Kirchner,
Ann Waldner & Blanche Osborn
 
  • Doris Klein (Ohm) (44-4)
  • Kathryn J. Kleinecke (44-9)
  • Virginia S. Knapp (Healy) (44-5)
  • Florence E. Knight (43-3)
  • Dorothy E. Kocher (Olsen) (43-4)
  • Mary Koth (McCabe) (44-1)
  • Dorothy Krasovec (Eby) (44-1)
  • Virginia B. Krum (44-7)
  • Kathering Kupferberg (Kornblum) (43-6)
  • Marjorie Kumler (43-1)
  • Elenor B. Kurten (43-5)
  • Ruth Y. Kutner (Jurnecka) (44-10)
The Last Graduating Class (44-10)
  • Jacqueline R. Lake (Carmine) (43-8)
  • Dolores M. Lamb (44-10)
  • Zelda Lamer (43-1)
  • Julie Lamm (Bartlett) (44-9)
  • Mary W. Lamy (44-8)
  • Jean I Landa (44-7)
  • Jean Landis (43-4)
  • Genevieve Landman (Rausch) (44-5)
  • Katherine Landry (Steele) (43-7)
  • Mary Frances Laraway (Smith) (44-2)
  • Lorraine R. Lasswell (44-6)
  • Carmel LaTorra (Seidenberg) (44-10)
  • Florence E. Lawler (Roberson) (43-2)
  • Martha Lawson (Volkomener) (43-4)
  • Vilma Lazar (Qualls) (43-3)
  • Doris L. LeFevre (Garrison) (43-7)
  • Kittle L. Leaming (King) (43-4)
  • Mary L. Leatherbee (43-3)
  • Julia E. Ledbetter (43-5)
  • Genevieve N. Lee (Sinkler)
  • Hazel Ying Lee (43-4) ~ One of two Asian Americans in the WASP. Died 23 Nov 1944, Great Falls, MT
  • Phyllis A. Lee (Hitner) (44-9)
  • Madge R. Leon (Moore) (44-4)
  • A. Lee Leonard (Wheelwright) (43-6)
  • Barbara L. Leonard (Posey) (44-6)
  • Betty LeVeque (Niehoff) (44-6)
  • Dot Lewis (44-5)
  • Rosina Lewis (Todd) (44-1)
  • Mary Alice L'Hommedieu (Ford) (43-4)
  • Ann Lincoln (Clay) (43-8)
  • Mary Jane Lind (Sellers) (44-10)
  • Ruth Lindley (43-5)
  • Lydia D. Lindner (Kenny) (43-4)
  • Muriel "Mimi" Lindstrom (Segall) (44-2)
  • Bertha Link (Trasky) (43-3)
  • Lavina Beth Lippincott (Green) (44-6)
  • Winifred Livingston (43-5)
  • Constance Llewellyn (Howerton) (43-4)
  • Katherine S. Loft (Strehle) (43-4)
  • Anna M. Logan (Frenzel) (44-1)
  • Marjorie J. Logan (Rolle) (43-6)
  • Mitchell I. Long (43-7)
  • Paula Loop (43-2) ~ died 7 Jul 1944, Medford, OR
  • Elizabeth Ann Lore (44-3)
  • Lillian Lorraine (43-7) ~ Watch Lillian's Story. Great slideshow with photos were taken in the beginning days of color film.
  • Nancy Harkness Love (WAFS) ~ Recruited 29 experienced female pilots to join the newly created WAFS and became their commander.
  • Frankie E. Lovvorn (Bretherick) (44-6)
  • Lela Loudder (Harding) (43-7)
  • Julia Loufek (Kimport) (44-10)
  • Alice Lovejoy (43-5) ~ died 13 Sep 1944, Brownsville, TX
  • Nancye Ruth Lowe (Crout) (43-4)
  • Verda Mae Lowe (Jennings) (44-2)
  • Margaret T. Lowell-Wallace (43-6)
  • Martha M. Lundy (43-4)
  • Virginia Luttrell (Krahn) (43-4)
  • Marybelle J. Lyall (Arduengo) (44-4)
  • Ethel G. Lytch (Miller) (44-10)
  • Corinna H. MacDonald (Folkins) (44-4)
  • Martha A. Mace (Boshart) (44-5)
  • Marion Mackey (DeGregorio) (43-1)
  • Elizabeth M. MacKethan (44-2)
  • Harriet N. MacLane (43-5)
  • Mary F. MacLeon (Loomis) (44-3)
  • Isabel Madison (Van Lom) (43-4)
  • Edna D. Maginnis (MacDougall) (44-8)
  • Louise E. Magoon (Thokey) (44-10)
  • Melvina K. Maier (43-2)
  • Virginia Malany (Meloney) (43-4)
  • Barbara Manchester (Robinson) (44-1)
  • Esther Manning (Westervelt) (WAFS)
  • Maxine H. Manogue (Harvey) (44-3)
  • Doris M. Manuel (43-4)
  • Marian G. Mann (43-7)
  • Pauline Markle (43-5)
  • Dori M. Marland (Martin) (43-8)
  • Clara Jo Marsh (44-3)
  • Clara Jo Marsh (Stember) (44-3)
  • Betty F. Martin (Riddle) (44-9)
  • Josephine F. Martin (Gale) (44-3)
  • Mary Anna Martin (Wyall) (44-10)
  • Mary Eleanor Martin (Sabota) (44-3)
  • Peggy Martin (44-4) ~ died 3 Oct 1944, Marana, AZ
  • Geraldine B. Masinter (Hill) (43-2)
  • Audrey W. Maxwell (Ducote) (44-6)
  • Alice-Jean May (Starr) (43-4)
  • Nancy Lenora Mayes (44-10)
  • Frederica McAfee (Richardson) (43-3)
  • Anne Armstrong McClellan (43-5)
  • Jean F. McCart (44-4)
  • Irene E. McConihay (Leahy) (44-6)
  • Jill Sutton McCormick (43-5)
  • Margaret E. McCormick (43-1)
  • Isabelle G. McCrae (Hale) (44-3)
  • Lea Ola McDonald (43-3) ~ died 21 Jun 1944, Biggs AFB, TX
  • Mary T. McDonnell (Breitenstein) (43-6)
  • Lenore L. McElroy (WAFS)
  • Jean McFarland (Koehler) (44-5)
  • Catherine M. McGrath (Henze) (44-10)
  • Margarete McGrath (Armstrong (44-7)
  • Nel Douglas McInnis (Herrod) (44-8)
  • Martha L. McKenzie (Carpenter) (44-5)
  • Dorothy L. McLean (43-7)
  • Eleanor "Mickey" McLernon (Brown) (44-9)
  • Elizabeth M. McGeorge (Sullivan) (43-6)
  • Helen McGilvery (WAFS)
  • Frances B. McInerney (Warms) (43-8)
  • Martha McKenzie (Carpenter) (44-5)
  • Elizabeth A. McKinley (Matray) (43-1)
  • Mildred M. McLelland (Christiansen) (43-6)
  • Lois J. McMurdie (44-8)
  • Margaret E. McNamara (Slaymaker) (43-8)
  • Evelyn B. McNulty (Perrin) (44-6)
  • Virginia A. McPike (Coakley) (44-10)
  • Jeanne McSheehy (44-5)
  • Beatrice A.T. Medes (43-3)
  • Francie Meisner (Park) (44-10)
  • Katherine A. Menges (Brick) (43-3)
  • Katharine Joy Merritt (Moore) (43-7)
  • Gertrude Meserve (Tubbs-Levalley) (WAFS)
  • Martha Emily Metz (Gile) (44-8)
  • Dolores M. Meuer (Reed) (44-1)
  • Ethel M. Meyer (Finley) (43-5)
  • Dorothy Meyn (Ritscher) (44-5)
  • Joan M. Michaels (Lemley) (44-6)
  • Marie Michell (Robinson)  (44-2)
  • Alice L. Middleton (43-6)
  • Bertha M. Miller (Collins) (43-4)
  • Florene Miller (Watson) (WAFS)
  • Maurine Miller (Orr) (44-4)
  • Marilyn Miller (Saunders) (44-6)
  • Sidney Miller (43-1)
  • Sylvia Miller (Reich-Burrill) (44-7)
  • Wilma L. Miller (44-9)
  • R. Irene Minter (Brady (44-5)
  • Elizabeth Mitchell (Bane) (43-4)
  • Moya Mitchell (Anonson) (43-6)
  • Edna Modisette (43-5)
  • Doris I. Moffat (Long) (43-8)
  • Virginia Moffatt (43-2) ~ died 5 Oct 1943, Ontario, CA
  • Karla D. Mogensen (Jordon) (44-5)
  • Jean M. Mohrman (43-5)
  • Loes M. Monk (MacKenzie) (43-8)
  • Alice M. Montgomery (44-2)
  • Bernice Moore (Lechow) (43-6)
  • Harriet Jean Moore (Soard) (44-2)
  • Jocelyn Moore (Evernham) (43-8)
  • Lila C. Moore (Mann) (44-7)
  • Margaret M. Moore (44-8)
  • Margery Moore (Holben) (43-4)
  • Muriel M. Moran (44-10)
  • Wilma Morehead (43-5)
  • L. Ann Morgan (Hazzard) (43-7)
  • Eleanor E. Moriarity (Beith) (43-4)
  • Jane E. Morrison (44-10)
  • Nina K. Morrison (44-10)
  • Eula Betty Morton (Brown) (44-8)
  • Beverly Moses (44-5) ~ died 18 Jul 1944, near Las Vegas, NV
  • Dorothy Moulton (Rooney) (44-3)
  • E. Marie Mountain (Clark) (44-1)
  • Rita Moynahan (McArdle) (43-2)
  • Peggy Moynihan (McCaffrey) (44-5)
  • Marie Muccie (Genero) (43-2)
  • Isther Mueller (Ammerman) (43-8)
  • Virginia H. Mullin (44-7)
  • Ruby E. Mullins (Mensching) (43-4)
  • Roberta E. Mundt (43-5)
  • Catherine A. Murphy (44-1)
  • Rita E. Murphy (Wishmeyer) (44-3)
  • Macie Jo Myers (Wheelis) (43-5)
  • Marylyn E. Myers (Peyton) (44-5)
  • Betty Louise Naffz (Martin) (43-4)
  • Dorothy K. Nagel (Ireland) (44-10)
  • Lois L. Nash (43-8)
  • Margaret J. Needham (Walker) (44-2)
  • Gloria L. Nelson (Collins) (44-9)
  • Mary H. Nesbit (Hearn) (44-5)
  • Patricia A. Nethercutt (Weaver) (44-3)
  • Merridee Newell (Schneberger) (44-5)
  • Alma Lucille Newsom (Fornal) (44-5)
  • Margaret E. Neyman (Martin (44-7)
  • Corinne W. Nienstedt (43-6)
  • Esther L. Nelson (WAFS)
  • Nancy E. Nesbit (Staples) (43-4)
  • Dorothy M. Nichols (43-2) ~ died 11 Jun 1944, Bismark, ND
  • Eolyn Y. Nichols (43-4)
  • Carol A. Nicholson (Lewis) (44-7)
  • Laurine Y. Nielsen (43-3)
  • Florence J. Niemiec (Marston) (43-6)
  • Florence Charlotte Niles (43-5)
  • Violet M. Nisley (VanDelden) (44-9)
  • Margaret L. Nispel (44-5)
  • Esther E. Noftke (44-2)
  • Anne Noggle (44-1)
  • Maxine A. Nolt (Wright) (43-6)
  • Jeanne L. Norbeck (44-3) ~ died 16 Oct 1944, Shaw Field, SC
  • Nancy A. Nordhoff (Dunnam) (44-7)
  • Borothea M. Norris (44-5)
  • Irene N. Norris (Wysocki) (44-7)
  • Janice Norton (Kaufman) (44-6)
  • Eunice S. Oates (43-4)
  • Eleanor R. O'Dell (44-6)
  • Margaret Oldenberg (43-4) ~ died 7 Mar 1943, near Houston, TX
  • Joan Olmsted (44-9)
  • Beverly Olson (Southwick) (44-5)
  • Helen Patty Ordway (Wright) (44-5)
  • Blanche V. Osborn (Bross) (43-6)
  • Marjorie M. Osborne (Nichol) (44-9)
  • Betty June Overman (Brown) (44-7)
  • Elinore Owen (Pyle) (43-3)
  • Beryl M. Owens (Paschich) (44-3)
  • Jane Page (Hlavacek) (43-7)
  • Helen Paine (Davis) (44-10)
  • Mary Ann Palmer (Hays) (44-8)
  • Rose A. Palmer (44-6)
  • Margaret L. Parish (Garland) (44-7)
  • Catherine Parker (Chatham) (44-9)
  • Jean C. Parker (Rose) (43-7)
  • Jimmie Parker (Rees) (44-3)
  • Mary Parker (43-5)
  • Peggie Parker (Eccles) (44-4)
  • JoAnn Parry (44-4)
  • Mittie E. Parsley (Schirmer) (44-10)
  • Alberta P. Paskvan (Kinney) (44-7)
  • Yvonne C. Pateman (43-5)
  • Elizabeth Patten (44-2)
  • Eleanor J. Patterson (Brady) (44-2)
  • Norine P. Patterson (Welch) (44-3)
  • Anita F. Paul (44-6)
  • Jamece Paxson (Brewton) (44-8)
  • Sara E. Payne (Hayden) (44-10)
  • Willie Jewell Peacock (Kelly) (43-4)
  • Sarah E. Pearce (Lundy) (43-4)
  • Jean Hanmer Pearson (43-3)
  • E. Marie Pederson (44-6)
  • Edna H. Pedlar (Bishop) (43-4)
  • Ann Pedroncelli (Connelly) (44-7)
  • Penelope G. Peirce (Garrett) (44-9)
  • Rose Penn (Ross) (43-6)
  • Lola C. Perkins (Ricci) (43-6)
  • Elizabeth G. Peters (Goettel) (44-6)
  • Millicent A. Peterson (Young) (44-10)
  • Anna Mae Petteys (Pattee) (44-2)
  • Ruth Mary Petry (44-2)
  • Margaret J. Phalan (Taylor) (44-5)
  • Shireen M. Phelps (44-8)
  • Elizabeth L. Phillips (Whiting) (44-10)
  • Florine Phillips (Maloney) (44-4)
  • Jerrie Phillips (Badger) (44-10)
  • Margaret J. Phillips (44-9)
  • Rosalie Phillips (Johnson) (44-9)
  • Dorothy C. Picture (Duffield) (44-9)
  • Hazel M. Pierce (Brooks) (43-6)
  • Mimi C. Platter (Cook-Carrere) (43-6)
  • Esther D. Poole (Berner) (43-3)
  • Barbara Poole (WAFS)
  • Marjarie T. Popell (43-5)
  • Emily I. Porter (Kline) (44-1)
  • Helen B. Porter (43-5)
  • Martha J. Potter (Phillips) (43-4)
  • Virginia M. Potthoff (Trumbull) (44-9)
  • Hazel W. Pracht (Caldwell) (43-4)
  • Effie M. Pratt (Kempton) (43-8)
  • Mary Louise Prine (44-3)
  • Rose Lourette Puett (Potter) (44-2)
  • Grace K. Putman (Jones) (43-6)
  • Mary Alice Putnam (Vandeventer) (44-7)
  • Mary Abbie Quinlan (44-3)
  • Mary Catherine Quist (Edwards) (44-7)
  • Hazel J. Raines (44-3)
  • Nadine B. Ramsey (43-5)
  • Mary Ruth Rance (43-6)
  • Ruth Rees (Phillips) (44-10)
  • Ruth A. Reilly (Bauer) (44-7)
  • Muriel R. Rath (Reynolds) (44-7)
  • Irene M. Raven (Robertson) (44-5)
  • Mabel Rawlinson (43-3) ~ Died 23 Aug 1943, Camp Davis, NC when her plane crashed. Because she was a civilian, the military wasn't required to pay for her funeral or send her home. Her fellow WASPs collected enough money to ship her remains home by train. A couple others accompanied her casket.
  • Margaret J. Ray (Ringenberg) (43-5)
  • Margot F. Reck (43-8)
  • Marjorie Redding (Christiansen) (44-3)
  • Rose D. Reese (44-2)
  • Margaret H. Reeves (Riviere) (43-4)
  • Mary R. Regalbuto (Jones) (44-9)
  • B. Jean Reimer (44-9)
  • Mary S. Reineberg (Buchard) (44-6)
  • Esther N. Reinholdt (Walters) (43-4)
  • Mary K. Retick (Wells) (44-6)
  • Sarah Rewey (Symmes) (44-9)
  • Dorathea B. Rexroad (Scatena) (44-6)
  • Ola Mildred Rexroat (44-7) ~ On Oglala Sious from Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, SD, Ola was the only Native American WASP.
  • Bette N. Richards (Anderson) (44-5)
  • Helen Richards (WAFS)
  • Lovelle Richards (Benesh) (43-1)
  • Helen Richey (43-5)
  • Hazel Sue Richter (44-3)
  • Henriette M. Richmond (43-4)
  • Helen Ricketts (Rownd) (43-2)
  • Jacquelyn Riley (Zerlaut) (44-10)
  • Alice L. Riss (44-1)
  • Eileen Marjorie Roach (Kesti) (43-4)
  • Jane O. Robbins (44-1)
  • Jeanette Robbins (Rhamsey) (43-8)
  • Wanda C. Robedee (Townsley) (44-5)
  • Glenna Roberts (44-9) ~ died 20 Jun 1944, Lorraine, TX
  • Margaret A. Roberts (Goldhawn) (44-5)
  • Ruth Roberts (43-6)
  • Marie Robinson (44-2) ~ died 2 Oct 1944, Victorville, CA
  • Winfrey M. Robinson (Leonard) (44-3)
  • Mariem L. Roby (Anderson ) (44-4)
  • Dawn Y. Rochow (Seymour) (43-5)
  • Verneda Rodriquez (McLean) (44-6)
  • Frances R. Rohrer (Sargent) (43-4)
  • Mary M. Rosso (Lewis) (43-4)
  • Betty E. Roth (Cross) (44-7)
  • frances Roulstone (Reeves) (44-4)
  • Barbara Russell (Darnell) (43-2)
  • Jane Rutherford (Wiswell) (44-2)
  • Madge A. Rutherford (Minton) (43-4)
  • Marjorie Sanford (43-5)
  • Martha Sarager (Reuel) (44-9)
  • Roberta Sattler (Newcomb) (44-8)
  • Mary M. Saunders (Willson) (44-2)
  • Velma Morrison Saunders (Morrison) (43-6)
  • Frances R. Sanderson (Steele) (43-4)
  • Julia Sapp (Bower) (43-4)
  • Gwendolyn C. Scales (44-1)
  • Mary E. Scantland (43-6)
  • Adelaide Schaefer (44-7)
  • Helen M. Schaefer (43-4)
  • Marion H. Schorr (Brown) (43-2)
  • Sylvia Schwartz (43-5)
  • Bettie Mae Scott (44-3) ~ died 8 Jul 1944, Waco, TX
  • Dorothy Scott (WAFS) ~ died 3 Dec 1943, Palm Springs, CA
  • Jane S. Scott (43-5)
  • Marilyn L. Seafield (Browning) (43-8)
  • Patricia J. Seares (Sullivan) (43-7)
  • Barbara Searles (Squires) (44-10)
  • Marjor Selfridge (43-8)
  • Helen Severson (43-5) ~ died 30 Aug 1943, near big Spring, TX
  • Dortha E. Sexten (Wethey) (44-5)
  • Ruth Marian Shafer (Fleisher) (44-4)
  • Gene T. Shaffer (Fitzpatrick) (44-1)
  • Margaret L. Shaffer (Latta) (44-7)
  • Marie Shale (43-3)
  • Ethel Marie Sharon (43-4) ~ died 10 Apr 1944, Tecumseh, NB
  • Evelyn Sharp (WAFS) ~ In 1939 Evelyn was the youngest person in the U.S. to receive a commercial pilots license. She died 3 Apr 1944, New Cumberland, PA
  • Andrea C. Shaw (43-8)
  • Ann K. Shaw (Carter) (44-10 aka Whirly Girl #2) ~ Became the first woman in the U.S. to earn a helicopter rating.
  • Betty Shea (43-5)
  • Joyce E. Sherwood (Secciani) (43-3)
  • Patricia Sherwood (44-8)
  • Mary Shoemaker (Szablowski) (44-6)
  • Mary Anne Showers (Richey) (44-9)
  • Dorothea G. Shultz (43-4)
  • Caroline Elizabeth Shunn (44-5)
  • Florence G. Shutsy (Reynolds) (44-5)
  • Clarice I. Siddall (Bergemann) (44-2)
  • Delrose Sieber (44-3)
  • Gail G. Sigford (44-10)
  • Mozelle I. Simpson (43-7)
  • Norma A. Sisler (Anderson) (44-5)
  • Helen M. Skjersaa (Hansen) (43-8)
  • A. Geneva Slack (Scharlau) (43-4)
  • Shirley Slade (43-5) ~ made the cover of LIFE magazine on 19 Jul 1943.
  • Georgia P. Sloan (Kingdon) (44-8)
  • Bea Smith (Thurston) (44-8)
  • Dorothy Ann Smith (Lucas) (44-7)
  • Edith K. Smith (Beal) (44-7)
  • Flora Belle Smith (Reece) (44-4)
  • Francis M. Smith (Tuchband) (44-2)
  • Gene K. Smith (Wakeley) (43-7)
  • Martha L. Smith (Bullock) (43-6)
  • Joan Allen Smythe (McKesson) (44-7)
  • Elen Wyatt Snapp (43-4)
    Elen W. Schapp
  • Gayle M. Snell (44-9)
  • Joalene Snodgrass (Foster) (43-9)
  • Frances M. Snyder (Tanassy) (43-6)
  • Margaret Sojo (43-5) ~ died 30 Aug 1943, near Big Spring, TX
  • Dorothy Sorensen (VanValkenburg) (44-7)
  • Ethelyn Sowards (Young) (44-4)
  • Henrietta P. Speckels (Sproat) (44-10)
  • Donna M. Spellick (Glendinning) (43-8)
  • Betty V. Stabler (Harlan) (44-10)
  • Yvonne Stafford (44-2)
  • Betty S. Stagg (Turner) (44-9)
  • Esther L. Stahr (Rumler) (44-9)
  • Hazel M. Stamper (Holm) (44-4)
  • Kathryn Stamps (43-8)
  • Frances E. Standefer (Acker) (44-4)
  • Margaret V.C. Standish (44-8)
  • Kathryn S. Stark (43-5)
  • Elizabeth A. Stavrum (Lux) (43-8)
  • Marion Stegeman (Hodgson) (43-5)
  • Isabel M. Steiner (Karkau) (43-4)
  • Mary Jane Stephens (Meikle) (43-4)
  • Alyce Stevens (Rohrer) (44-4)
  • Marjorie C. Stevenson (Roberts) (44-8)
  • Nell Stevenson (Bright) (43-7)
  • Maxine S. Steward (Smith) (43-6)
  • Evelyn M. Stewart (Jackson) (43-6)
  • Betty Stine (44-2) ~ died 25 Feb 1944, near Quartzito, AZ
  • Lorraine Marie Sterkel (43-5)
  • Harriet I. Stickwell (44-5)
  • Helen S. Stone (43-2)
  • Mary G. Storm (Ruprecht) (44-7)
  • Irma Story (43-6)
  • Virginia Streeter (43-5)
  • Betty Jo Streff (Reed) (44-7)
  • Frances D. Stroud (Ochoa) (44-9)
  • Mary Louise Stuart (McCann) (44-8)
  • Betty J. Stump (Cozzens) (44-5)
  • Madeline E. Sullivan (O'Donnell) 44-2)
  • Dorothy M. Swain (Lewis) (44-5)
  • Kristin Swan (Lent) (44-3)
  • Virginia L. Sweet (43-4)
  • Betty Guild Tackaberry (Blake) (43-1)
  • Magda T. Tacke (43-1)
  • Alice Jane Talcott (43-4)
  • Jane Tallman (43-7)
  • Shirley J. Tannehill (44-4)
  • Doris B. Tanner (44-4)
  • Audrey Tardy (43-7)
  • Janice R. Tate (Harris) (43-4)
  • Betty L. Taylor (Wood) (43-4)
  • Evelyn R. Taylor (Wahlborg) (44-3)
  • Jean M. Taylor (Howard) (43-6)
  • Mildred E. Taylor (Marshall) (44-5)
  • Wilhelmina M. Teerling (43-7)
  • Anne TePas (Wiltsee) (44-5)
  • Jean Moreo Terrell (McCreery) (44-10)
  • Mary Ann Thielges (Cleary) (43-4)
  • Jane Thomas (43-5)
  • Patricia A. Thomas (Gladney) (44-8)
  • Betty A. Thompson (Sharr) (44-6)
  • Eleanor E. Thompson (Wortz) (43-4)
  • Frances M. Thompson (Hunt) (43-7)
  • Katherine Thompson (WAFS)
  • Louesa F. Thompson (Beard) (43-6)
  • Ruth Thompson (Hawkins) (43-2)
  • Viola Thompson (Mason) (43-4)
  • Violet C. Thurn (Cowden) (43-4)
  • Harriet M. Thyson (44-3)
  • Phyllis "Toby" Tobias (Felker) (44-2)
  • Merion Toevs (43-8) ~ died 18 Feb 1944, San Jose, CA
  • Evelyn L. Tomlinson (43-6)
  • Gertrude Tompkins (Silver) (43-7) ~ The last WASP to go missing in WWII. Died 26 Oct 1944, between Long Beach & Palm Springs, CA
  • Mildred A. Toner (Chapin) (43-3)
  • Barbara Towne (WAFS)
  • Harriet Train (Blake) (44-5)
  • Evelyn L. Trammell (43-6)
  • Mary E. Trebing (44-8) ~ died 5 Oct 1943, near Norman, OH
  • Joanne M. Trebtoske (Jenks) (43-4)
  • Ruth Grimm Trees (43-2)
  • Helen LePoer Trench (Brown) (43-4)
  • Geraldine M. Tribble (Vickers) (44-6)
  • Helen Jane Trigg (Luts) (43-8)
  • Mary Tufts Trotman (O'Brien) (43-2)
  • Deborah Truax (43-6)
  • Barbara E. Truitt (44-5)
  • Ann Gift Tucker (Dula) (44-4)
  • Marguerite Tuffin (Bernhardt) (44-3)
  • Helen A. Turner (43-5)
  • Jacqueline Twitchell (Morgan) (44-5)
  • Isabelle E. Tynon (Martell) (43-7)
  • M. Ann Ufer (44-4)
  • Ruth O. Underwood (Florey) (43-4)
  • Nancy G. Upper (Foran) (44-6)
  • Edith L. Upson (Smith) (44-7)
  • Harriet L. Urban (43-5)
  • Catherine Vail (Bridge) (43-2)
  • Suzette VanDaell (Douglas) (44-10)
  • Mary L. VanScyoc (Simmonds) (44-10)
  • Daisy M. Vaughan (44-6)
  • Alma E. Velut (Zell) (44-4)
  • Helen L. Venskus (44-8)
  • Mabelle L. Vincent (Smith) (44-6)
  • Martha D. Wagenseil (Rupley) (43-2)
  • Jeanne A. Wagner (Simpson) (44-3)
  • Jane Elizabeth Waite (Fleisbach) (43-4)
  • Marjorie Wakeham (43-6)
  • Urcela Wald (Coventry) (44-5)
  • Ann Waldner (Currier) (43-6)
  • Lucy B. Walker (McGinnis) (43-6)
  • Joanne Wallace (Orr) (44-2)
  • Mary Ann Walker (Dreher) (44-7)
  • Barbara J. Ward (Lazarsky) (43-4)
  • Jean M. Ward (Neill) (44-8)
  • Ann G. Warren (Griffith) (44-6)
  • Virginia Lee Warren (Doerr) (44-3)
  • Mary Waters (Holden) (44-3)
  • Elizabeth A. Watson (44-5)
  • Janet E. Wayne (Tuch) (44-9)
  • Carol E. Webb (Cook) (43-6)
  • Dorothy E. Webb (43-6)
  • Mary L. Webster (44-8) ~ died 9 Dec 1944, Claremore, CA
  • Ruth Weller (Kunkle) (44-2)
  • G. Marcia Wenzel (Milner) (43-8)
  • Bonnie Welz (43-6) ~ died 29 Jun 1955, Randado, TX
  • M. Joan Whelan (Lyle) (44-2)
  • Margaret M. Wendelin (Hatfield) (43-6)
  • Margaret M. Werber (Gilman) (44-10)
  • Ruth W. Westheimer (Tompkins) (43-6)
  • Elizabeth I. White (Dybbro) (44-6)
  • Betty Whitlow (Smith) 43-2)
  • Captola D. Whittaker (Johnson) (43-6)
  • Violet S. Wierzbicki (43-4)
  • Mary L. Wiggins (43-4)
  • Rene D'Arcy Wilkins (Jones) (43-4)
  • Betty Jane Williams (44-6)
  • Doris D. Williams (43-8)
  • Lesley S. Williams (44-6)
  • Virginia M. Williams (Hubbard) (44-5)
  • Vivian Mae Williams (44-7)
  • Elizabeth Williamson (Shipley) (44-4)
  • Katherine Willinger (44-8)
  • Barbara Willis (Heinrich) (43-4)
  • Jane H. Wilson (Patch-Crowder) (43-6)
  • Mary C. Wilson (McConkey) (43-4)
  • Virginia C. Wilson (43-5)
  • M. Ellen Wimberly (Campbell) (44-7)
  • Wilda W. Winfield (McCurrach) (44-8)
  • Frances W. Winter (Brookings) (44-7)
  • Susie Winston (Bain) (44-4)
  • Margaret Wissler (Roberts) (43-6)
  • Adeline Wolak (Ellison) (43-6)
  • Faye Wolfe (Olney) (44-4)
  • June S. Wolfe (Leckie) (44-10)
  • Carolyn P. Wood (Saas) (44-1)
  • Jan Marie Wood (44-8)
  • M. Winifred Wood (43-7)
  • W. Ruth Woods (44-2)
  • Inez S. Woodward (Woods) (43-4)
  • Mary F. Woodward (44-9)
  • Betty E. Wright (Trout) (43-8)
  • Ellen E. Wright (Ferguson) (44-7)
  • Virginia H. Yates (43-6)
  • Frankie Yearwood (44-10)
  • Constance Millicent Young (Reynolds) (43-7)
  • Dorothy L. Young (43-1)
  • Lorraine H. Zillner (Rodgers) (44-2)
  • Janet J. Zuchowski (Dirlam) (43-4)
President Barack Obama Signs the
WASP Congressional Gold Medal into Law
July 2009

9 comments:

albert Lewis said...

Pretty sure my mother was a WASP . . . lot of her friends are here . . . www.dotlewis.com/wasp.htm . . but otherwise this is a nice tribute to the WASP who are being honored this New Years in the Rose Parade in Pasadena . . www.waspfloat.com Be Sure to watch!

Sharon Brinton Kayser said...

My mother, Carol Brinton Selfridge, class of 44-5 is not in your listing. It would be nice to see her included.
Thank you.
Sharon Brinton Kayser.

Christina Rose said...

44-7 Classmates and friends Geraldine "Gerri" Bowen Olinger and Margaret "Pinky" Weiss in Pasadena, California are missing from this list.

Phyllis Kenney Hamm said...

Thanks for this W.A.S.P tribute. I saw my mom (Ann M. Karlson Kenney, 43-5, in a group picture! Very nice. Phyllis Kenney Hamm

martha musser said...

Martha Emily Metz Gile was a W.A.S.P. 44w8. Your missing so many.

wb8cxo said...

I had a chance to fly with Ruby Mensching. First time I saw her she had just landed and was pretty fired up about something that had happened in the process. She stormed into the FBO office cussing up a storm. She was quite a no-nonsense lady. A few months later she was to fly me back after I had delivered a plane for maintenance. I was a little apprehensive to say the least being a low time pilot. As we approached the plane she told me "You fly!" OMG... As it turned out she was the one of the greatest pilots I had the opportunity to fly with. Guess I asked the right questions... she let me land. I had never flown a twin. My biggest regret is I didn't have more time to get to know her better. Mike Young

Dick Clark said...

Back in 1947 Joan Whelan Class 44-2 was my Instructor in an Aeronca 7AC. A couple of Ex-Military [ male } Instructors that were very demanding and kept
yelling at me,perhaps I deserved it, but being 17yrs. old I took it personal and requested another Instructor. I was turned over to Joan and we had a long talk and she understood the problem and in a lady like manner, but firm, instructed me thru and gave me my check ride for my Private License. I am now 85yrs. old and thank you Joan.
Dick Clark

Unknown said...

My grandfather Leo Purinton was an instructor at Thunderbird Field in 1943 and was briefly married to and gave flying lessons to Dorothea Retread Parameter Scatena, who later went on to be a WASP and fly the B-26.

Anyway of learning more about her or contacting her family.

scott weaver
f16weav@gmail.com

D B said...

I recently bought a 1973 Volkswagen Superbeetle. In the trunk I found a folder. In the folder I found a picture of a female flight officer next to a AT-6. It said Margaret "Pinky" Weiss. Upon researching her, I came upon your organization. I had no idea the service and sacrifice many of you made. I to am a veteran. I served two branches of our military. Two months ago, I taught my 11 year old daughter how to drive Pinky's "Sunshine". She bought this car after 25 years of service to the neighborhood my grandfather was raised in. He and his brother also served during Korea. I believe it was because of Pinky, and people like her, that were dedicated to the service of others, that my family was able to enjoy freedom and a better life. Thank you all. And Sunshine will live on as Pinky will live on by the lives that she touched. All of your dedication to service has saved lives and helped to win a war. Thank you all!