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.

Kathryn Barbara Lawrence

Kathryn Barbara Lawrence December 3, 1920 – August 4, 1943 Class 43-W-8 Entered Army Air Force flight training:  Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, July 10, 1943 Kathryn was born in Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, North

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Hazel Ah Ying Lee

Hazel Ah Ying Lee August 24, 1912 – November 25, 1944 Class 43-W-4Entered Army Air Force flight training:  Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, February 21, 1943Graduated: Avenger Field, May 28, 1943Training location: Houston Municipal Airport (Tex.)

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Paula Ruth Loop

Paula Ruth Loop August 25, 1916 to July 7, 1944 Class: 43-W-2 Entered Army Air Force flight training:  Houston Municipal Airport, Houston, Texas, December 19, 1942 Graduated: Avenger Field, May 28, 1943 Assignment:  Ferry pilot

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Nancy Harkness Love

­Nancy Harkness Love   Founder of the WAFS – the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron   “I have no idea what made me catch the flying bug. A ride in a tandem two-seater, single-engine Fleet Biplane

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Alice E. Lovejoy

Alice E. Lovejoy August 15, 1915 – September 13, 1944 Class: 43-W-5 Entered Army Air Force flight training: Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, April 6, 1943 Graduated: September 11, 1943 Training location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.)

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Dorothy Britt Mann

Dorothy Britt MannClass 44-W-4September 4, 1922 – August 11, 1998 Planes flew: PT-17, BT-13, AT-6 ,C-45, UC-78Assigned bases:Love Field (Dallas, Tex.)Moore Field (Mission, Tex.) A determined, young Dorothy Britt (later Mann) from the small west

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E. Marie Barrett Marsh

E. Marie Barrett Marsh December 3, 1919 – April 27, 1997 Class: 43-W-7 Planes flown: B-26, A-24, C-45, C-60, UC-78 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Assigned bases: Asheville Weather Wing HQ, (AACS) (N.C.) The

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Peggy Wilson Martin

Peggy Wilson Martin February 8, 1912 – October 3, 1944 Class: 44-W-4 Entered Army Air Force flight training: Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, November 1, 1943 Graduated: May 23, 1944 Training location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.)

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Lea Ola McDonald

Lea Ola McDonald October 12, 1921 to June 21, 1944 Class: 44-W-3 Entered Army Air Force flight training: Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, October, 1943. Graduated: Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas on April 5, 1944 Assignments: Simulated

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Martha McKenzie Carpenter

Martha McKenzie Carpenter Class 44-W-5 1923 – February 6, 2011 Planes flown: PT-17, BT-13, AT-6, B-26 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Assigned bases: Napier Army Air Base (Dothan, Ala.) and Tyndall Army Air Base

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Madge Rutherford Minton

Madge Rutherford Minton March 22, 1920 – November 7, 2004 Class 43-W-4 Planes flown: AT-6, B-17, PT-17, P-40, P-47, P-51, P-39 Assigned bases: Long Beach Army Air Base (Calif.) Madge Rutherford was born in Greensburg,

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Virginia Caraline Moffatt 

Virginia Caraline Moffatt  May 31, 1912 – October 5, 1943 Class: 43-W-2 Entered Army Air Force flight training:  Houston Municipal Airport, Houston, Texas, December 19, 1942 Graduated: Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, May 28, 1943 Training

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Madge Leon Moore

Madge Leon Moore January 22, 1922 – December 22, 2016 Class 44-W-4 “I don’t think of myself as a pioneer but maybe I am. I was a girl who liked to fly.” ~WASP Madge Leon

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Beverly Jean Moses

Beverly Jean Moses December 21, 1922 – July 18, 1944 Class: 44-W-5 Entered Army Air Force flight training:  Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, December 7, 1943 Graduated: June 27, 1944 Training location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.)

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Dorothy Mae “Dottie” Nichols

Dorothy Mae “Dottie” Nichols  September 26, 1916 – June 11, 1944 Class: 43-W-2 Entered Army Air Force flight training:  Houston Municipal Airport, Houston, Texas, December 19, 1942 Graduated: Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, May 28, 1943.

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Anne Noggle

Anne Noggle 1922 – August 16, 2005 Class 44-W-1 Planes flown: PT-19, BT-13, AT-6, AT-11, AT-7 Assigned bases: Childress Army Air Field (Tex.) Randolph Army Air Base (San Antonio, Tex.) Waco Army Air Field (Tex.)

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Jeanne Lewellen Norbeck  

Jeanne Lewellen Norbeck November 14, 1912 – October 16, 1944 Class: 44-W-3 Entered Army Air Force flight training:  Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, October, 1943 Graduated:    April 15, 1944 Training location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Assignment: 

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Catherine Parker Chatham

Catherine Parker Chatham 1921 –  August 25, 2016 Class 44-W-9 Planes flown: PT-17. BT-13 Bases served: Marana Army Air Field (Ariz.) Catherine Parker Chatham was a lifetime resident of Bryan, Texas, and her ancestors were

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Marie O’Dean Bishop Parrish

Class 44-W-4 “I wanted to do something no one had done, pave the way and forever change the way of aviation. Someone had to do it, we had to start somewhere.” ~WASP Deanie Bishop Parrish

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Mabel Virginia Rawlinson

Mabel Virginia Rawlinson March 19, 1917 – August 23, 1943 Class 43-W-3Entered Army Air Force flight training:  Houston Municipal Airport, Houston, Texas, January 15, 1943Graduated: Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, July 3, 1943Training location: Houston Municipal

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Ola Mildred Rexroat 

Ola Mildred Rexroat  August 28, 1917 – June 28, 2017 Class: 44-W-7 Planes flown: PT-17, BT-13, AT-6. PT-19 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Assigned bases: Eagle Pass Army Air Base (Tex.) “I just did

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Florence G. “Shutsy” Reynolds

Florence G. “Shutsy” Reynolds Class 44-W-5   Reynolds, though she does not fly anymore, is often awakened by dreams where she is back in the sky, at the controls of a military airplane, remembering the

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Margaret Ray Ringenberg

Margaret Ray Ringenberg June 17, 1921-July 28, 2008 Class 43-W-5 Planes flown: PT-17, PT-19, AT-6, B-24, C-45, DC-3, PT-26, L-2, L-4, C-54 Bases assigned: New Castle Army Air Base (Wilmington, Del.) Margaret was introduced to the

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Gleanna Roberts

Gleanna Roberts  January 11, 1919 – June 20, 1944 Class 44-W-9, Trainee Entered Army Air Force flight training: Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas in June, 1944 Gleanna was born in Sharon Center, Johnson County, Iowa. She

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Marie Michell Robinson

Marie Michell Robinson May 23, 1924 – October 2, 1944 Class 44-W-2 Entered Army Air Force flight training: Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, in September, 1943 Graduated: March 11, 1944 Training location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Assignments:

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Verneda G. Rodriguez McLean

Verneda G. Rodriguez McLean January 11, 1918 – March 19, 1982 Class 44-W-6 Planes flown: PT-17, BT-13, AT-6, C-45, UC-78 Assigned bases: Moore Army Air Base (Mission, Tex.) Verneda G. Rodriguez McLean was an American aviator and served

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Mary Eleanor Martin Sabota

Mary Eleanor Martin Sabota Class 44-W-3 February 5, 1918 – November 23, 1999 Planes flown: PT-17, BT-13, AT-6, AT-10, B-25, B-26, P-40 ,P-63 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Assigned bases: Dodge City Army Air

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Dorothy E.  Scott

Dorothy E.  Scott February 16, 1920 – December 3, 1943 WAFS “The Originals” October, 1942, Dorothy Scott was hired as a ferry pilot in the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron of the Air Transport Command. On

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Bettie Mae Scott

Bettie Mae Scott (A) July 26, 1921 – July 8, 1944 Class: 44-W-3 Entered Army Air Force flight training: Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, October, 1943 Graduated: April 15, 1944 Training location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.)

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Margaret June “Peggy” Seip

Margaret June “Peggy” Seip June 24, 1916 – August 30, 1943 Class 43-W-5   Margaret Seip was among the 38 WASP killed in plane crashes. She’s the only WASP casualty from Wisconsin. Margaret was born in

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Helen Jo Anderson Severson

Helen Jo Anderson Severson November 2, 1918 – August 30, 1943 Class 43-W-5 Training location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) April 6, 1943 Fun fact: Number of Trainees: 124 trainees, 85 graduates. This was the first class

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Dawn Seymour

Dawn Seymour Class 43-W-5 “I wanted to serve my country in a very active way.”- Dawn Seymour Dawn Seymour graduated Cornell University in the Class of 1939. She was 22 years old, and while she

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Marie Ethel Cihler Sharon

Marie Ethel Cihler Sharon (A) April 21, 1917 – April 10, 1944 Class 43-W-4 Entered Army Air Force flight training: February 14, 1943 at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas Graduated: August 7, 1943 Training location: Houston

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Evelyn Sharp

Evelyn Sharp (A) October 1, 1919 – April 3, 1944 WAFS “The Originals” October, 1942, Evelyn Sharp was hired as a ferry pilot in the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron of the Air Transport Command. On

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Betty Pauline Stine

Betty Pauline Stine September 13, 1921 – February 25, 1944 Class: 44-W-2 Entered Army Air Force flight training: Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, September, 1943 Betty was born in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. She attended

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Dora Dougherty Strother

Dora Dougherty Strother November 27, 1921- November 19, 2013 Class: 43-W-3 Planes flown: AT-6, AT-11, A-24, A-25, BT-13, B-25, B-34, B-17, B-29, PT-19, PQ-8, L-4, L-5 Training Location: Houston Municipal Airport (Tex.) and Avenger Field

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Margaret Phelan Taylor

Margaret Phelan Taylor WASP Class 44-W-5 September 20, 1923 – July 1, 2015 Planes flown: PT-17, BT-13, AT-6, AT-11 Base assigned: Stockton Army Air Base (Calif.) “I learned to fly to be able to join the

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Shirley Slade Teer

Shirley Slade Teer Class 43-W-5 April 4, 1921 – April 26, 2000   Planes flown: B-26, B-29 Assigned bases: Love Field (Dallas, Tex.) Dodge City Army Air Base (Kan.) Harlingen Army Air Field (Tex.)  

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