Take a closer look at the lives and accomplishments of some of the WASP. New profiles are added regularly and will grow as the staff and volunteer of the CAF RISE ABOVE continue their tireless efforts to research and share the remarkable stories of these important American figures.

Mary Louise Bowden Brown

Mary Louise Bowden Brown Class 43-W-4 May 16, 1916- January 29, 2013 Planes flown: PT-19, BT-15, AT-6, C-47, P-39, P-40, P-51, P-63, PQ-8, YPQ-12 Assigned bases: Romulus Army Air Base (Mich.) Born May 16, 1916,

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Mary Reineberg Burchard

Mary Reineberg Burchard February 29, 1916 – January 28, 2012 Class 44-W-6 Planes flown: PT-17, BT-13, AT-6 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Assigned bases: Marana Army Air Field (Ariz.) Mary Reineberg Burchard was a

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Mary H. Burke

Mary H. Burke Class 43-W-7 December 26, 1913 – September 7, 1991 Planes flown: B-26 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Assigned bases: Hondo Army Air Field (Tex.) and Kingman Army Air Base (Kingman, Az.) From

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Sylvia Miller Reich Burrill

Sylvia Miller Reich Burrill Class 44-W-7 1924 – August 10, 2009 Planes flown: PT-17, BT-13, BT-15, AT-6, AT-7, PT-19 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Assigned bases: Enid Army Air Base (Okla.) and Randolph Army

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Hazel Wilfred Pracht Caldwell

Hazel Wilfred Pracht Caldwell Class 43-W-4 July 29,1918 – Feb. 3, 2013 Planes flown: B-25 Training Location: Houston Municipal Airport (Tex.) and Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Assigned bases: Long Beach Army Air Base (Calif.) and

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Helen Cannon

Helen Cannon Class 44-W-9 May 16, 1916 – Dec. 25, 2009 Planes flown: PT-17, BT-13, AT-6, B-24, B-26 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Assigned bases: Luke Field (Goodyear, Ariz.) Helen was born May 16,

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Mildred Evelyn Eckert Carder

Mildred Evelyn Eckert Carder Class 44-W-7 July 31, 1921 – Nov. 25, 2015 Planes flown: PT-17, BT-13, AT-6, AT-10, UC-64, UC-78 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Assigned bases:  Stuttgart Army Air Base, (Ark.) Born

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Elvira Griggs Cardin

Elvira Griggs Cardin Class 43-W-8 August 26, 1913 – November 14th 2008 Planes flown: PT-19, BT-13, AT-6, B-26, B-24, L-5, UC-78, A-24, A-25 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Assigned bases: Hondo Army Air Field

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Ann Baumgartner Carl

Ann (Baumgartner) Carl WASP, Class 43-W-5 “Well, I guess just a sort who, instead of religiously practicing the piano, had to go out and see what was happening in the woods that day, or down

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Esther Lillian Gebert Carpenter

Esther Lillian Gebert Carpenter March 22, 1909 – February 21, 1991 Class: WAFS Training Location: New Castle Army Air Base (Wilmington, Del.) Planes flown: PT-19, PT-26, BT-13, BT-15, A-20, AT-6, AT-9, C-60, P-38, P-51, B-25 Assigned bases:

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Elizabeth Hartz Carroll

Elizabeth P. Hartz Carroll 1911-June 17, 2018 Class: 43-W-7 Training Location:  Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Planes flown:  BT-13, PT-19, AT-11, AT-6, C-47, UC-78 Assigned bases: Sioux Falls Army Air Base (S. D.), Romulus Army Air

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Beverly Frisbie Carruth

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

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Myrtle Rita Allen Carter

Myrtle Rita Allen Carter  1916 – June 10, 1966 Class: 44-W-8 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Planes flown: PT-17, BT-13, BT-15 Assigned bases: Greenwood Army Air Base (Greenwood, Miss) Myrtle was born in 1916

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Jane Dolores Champlin

Jane Dolores Champlin May 14, 1917- June 7, 1943 Class: 43-W-4 Entered Army Air Force flight training: Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, February 21, 1943 Jane was born in Chicago, Illinois to David Warren Champlin and

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Marie Mountain Clark 

Marie Mountain Clark  February 8, 1915 – October 2, 2008 Class: 44-W-1 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Assigned Bases: Las Vegas Army Air Field (Nev.) Planes flown: PT-19, BT-13, AT-6, AT-10, B-17, B-26, P-39

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Helen Mary Clark

Helen Mary Clark December 27, 1909 – 1979 Class: WAFS Training Location: New Castle Army Air Base (Wilmington, Del.) Planes flown: PT-19, PT-26, BT-13, AT-6, A-20, AT-9, C-60, P-38, P-51 Assigned bases: New Castle Army

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Susan Parker Clarke

Susan Parker Clarke August 5, 1918 – July 4, 1944 Class 44-W-2 Entered Army Air Force flight training: Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, September, 1943 Graduated: March 11, 1944 Assignment: Ferry pilot Planes flown: PT-19, BT-13,

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Jacqueline Cochran

Jacqueline Cochran – Founder of the WASP program May 11, 1906 – August 9, 1980 I might have been born in a hovel, but I determined to travel with the wind and the stars, ~

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Margaret Anne Cook

Margaret Anne Cook June 23, 1918 – Sept. 18, 2010 Class 43-W-3 (Trainee) Margo was born June 23, 1918, in San Antonio, Texas, to Dr. Ernest Dale Cook and Julia Yost Cook. Her family moved

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Violet Clara Thurn Cowden

Violet Clara Thurn Cowden Oct. 1, 1916 – April 10, 2011 Class 43-W-4 Planes flown: BT-13, PT-19, AT-6, P-39, P-40, P-47, P-51, P-63 Bases assigned: Love Field (Dallas, Tex.) I thought, “Well, what better way

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Mary Cooper Cox

Mary Cooper Cox January 19, 1924 – December 21, 2009 Class 44-W-3 Planes flown: BT-13, PT-17, AT-6 Bases Assigned: Dodge City Army Air Base (Kan.) and Cochran Army Air Field (Macon, Georgia) Mary Eaton (Cooper)

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Rosa Charlyne Creager

Rosa Charlyne CreagerDec. 24, 1918 – Jan.1, 2005Class 44-W-10Planes flown: PT-17, BT-13, AT-6Bases served: Waco Army Air Field (Tex.) Charlyne was born Rosa Charlyne Creager in Noble, Oklahoma to Charles and Rosa Creger on Dec.

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Nancy Batson Crews

Nancy Batson Crews WAFS, Class “The Originals” “The Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron was started in 1942 with the appointment of Nancy Love as director of 28 highly qualified civilian women pilots stationed at New Castle

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Iris Cummings Critchell

Iris Cummings Critchell December 21, 1920 – Class 43-W-2 Planes flown: BT-13, A-24, C-47, P-51, P-38, P-39, P-40, P-47 Assigned bases: Long Beach Army Air Base (Calif.) Iris Cummings Critchell started flying in 1939 and

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Nancye Ruth Crout

Nancye Ruth Crout June 16, 1920 – January 21, 2016 Class 43-W-4 Planes flown: A-24, A-25, PT-19 Assigned bases:  Love Field (Dallas, Tex.) and Camp Davis Army Air Field (N.C.) In February 1943, Nancye was

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Virginia Streeter Cutler

Virginia Streeter Cutler November 10, 1913 – December 11, 1978 Class:  43-W-5 Dates: March 26, 1943-September 11, 1943 Number of Trainees: 124 trainees, 85 graduates Training Location: Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas This was the first class to enter and

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Jeanne Perot D’Ambly

Jeanne Perot D’Ambly Class 43-W-5 December 15, 1920 – April 12, 2013 Planes flown:  PT-19, B-24, B-26, C-47 Assigned bases: Romulus Army Air Base (Mich.), Dodge City Army Air Base (Kan.) and Harlingen Army Air

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Mildred Inks Davidson Dalrymple

Class 44-W-4 February 14, 1920 – November 14, 2012  “I was the absolutely minimum of everything that you could be to get into the WASP.    I thought I could, and I applied myself and I

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Ann Russell Darr

Ann Russell Darr March 13, 1920 – December 2, 2007 Class 44-W-3 Planes flown: BT-13, PT-17, AT-6, AT-10, B-17, B-26, AT-11, UC-78 Assigned bases: Dodge City Army Air Base (Kan.), South Plains Army Air Base

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Marjorie Laverne Davis

Marjorie Laverne Davis December 22, 1922 – October 16, 1944 Class: 44-W-9 Entered Army Air Force flight training: Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, April 13, 1944 Born Marjorie Laverne Davis, December 20, 1922, in Hollywood, California,

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Marion J. Mackey DeGregorio

Marion J. Mackey DeGregorio September 21, 1913 – August 17, 2008 Class: 43-W-1 Training Location: Houston Municipal Airport (Tex.) Planes flown: BT-13 and PT-19 Assigned bases: New Castle Army Air Base (Wilmington, Del.) Graduation Details

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Elizabeth H. Dettweiler

Elizabeth Helen Dettweiler December 5, 1914 – November 13, 1990 Class: 43-W-5 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Assigned Bases: Randolph Army Air Base (San Antonio, Tex.) and Lockbourne Army Air Base (Columbus, Ohio) Planes

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Betty June Deuser-Budde

Betty June Deuser-Budde Class 43-3 August 15, 1920 – October 13, 2014 Planes flown: BT-13, BT-14, PT-19, AT-6, A-24, A-25, B-34, PQ-8, UC-78 Training Location: Houston Municipal Airport (Tex.) and Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Assigned

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Mildred Jane Baessler Doyle

Mildred Jane Baessler Doyle October 13, 1921 – February 1, 2019 Class: 44-W-4 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Planes flown: PT-17, B-13, AT-6, AT-10 Assigned bases: Freeman Army Air Field (Seymour, Ind.) Mildred “Jane”

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Nancy Nordhoff Dunnam

Nancy Nordhoff Dunnam April 16, 1923 ~ March 12, 2017 Class: 44-W-7 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Assigned Bases: Moore Army Air Base (Mission, Tex.) Planes flown: PT-17, BT-13, AT-6, C-45, UC-78 Nancy Anne

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Katherine Applegate Keeler Dussaq

Katherine Applegate Keeler Dussaq One of the 38 Women Airforce Service Pilots killed in service to her country. Class: 44-W-1 Born:  March 14, 1905 in Dayton WA Died: Nov. 26, 1944 Non-battle air crash near

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Vivian Claire Cadman Eddy

Vivian Claire Cadman Eddy Class 43-W-5 June 8, 1921 – April 29, 2013 Planes flown: BT-13, PT-17, AT-6, B-26 ,C-47, B-25, P-39, PT-22 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Assigned Bases: Love Field (Dallas, Tex.)

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Marjorie “Margie” Doris Edwards

Marjorie “Margie” Doris Edwards September 28, 1918 – June 13, 1944 Class: 44-W-6 Entered Army Air Force flight training: Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, January 8, 1944 Marjorie “Margie” Doris Edwards was born in Anaheim, California,

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Jayne Elizabeth Erickson

Jayne Elizabeth Erickson April 14, 1921 – April 16, 1944 Class 44-W-6 Entered Army Air Force flight training:  Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, January 8, 1944 Jayne was born in Seattle and the eldest of three.

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Opal Vivian Hicks Fagan

Opal Vivian Hicks Fagan July 9, 1915 – October 31, 2000 Class: 44-W-7 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Assigned Bases: Stockton Army Air Base (Calif.) Planes flown: PT-17, BT-13, AT-6, AT-11, UC-78 Opal grew

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