Beverly Frisbie Carruth
August 2, 1922 – July 19, 2010
Class: 44-W-7
Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.)
Assigned Bases: Douglas Army Air Base (Ariz.)
Planes flown: PT-17, BT-13, BT-14, AT-9, AT-17, AT-6, B-25

Beverly was only of only 1,074 women who completed Army Air Force flight training and became a WASP. She entered training from Highland Park, IL as one of 103 trainees of Class 44-7. Fifty-nine young women graduated on September 8, 1944.The Big Spring Bombardier School Band played as the trainees passed in review for the graduates. Lt. Col. Roy P. Ward, the CO of the 2563rd AAFBU (Army Air Force Base Unit) was the speaker for the graduation ceremony.

After graduation, Beverly received Army Air Force orders and was sent to Douglas Army Air Field in Douglas Arizona to the 3014th AFBU. There, she flew as a utility, administrative and engineering test pilot.


Florence Beverly Frisbie Carruth,Instrument Instructor Ken “Doc” Morgan Annie Naoma Halladay Moore squatting

Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas. WASP Collection
WASP Final Flight


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