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.

Mabel Virginia Rawlinson

Mabel Virginia Rawlinson March 19, 1917 – August 23, 1943 Class 43-W-3 Planes flown: A-24 Training Locations: Houston Municipal Airport (Tex.) and Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Assigned bases: New Castle Army Air Base (Wilmington, Del.

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Ola Mildred Rexroat 

Ola Mildred Rexroat August 28, 1917 – June 28, 2017 Class 44-W-7 “I just did what I was expected to do and tried to do it the best way I could.” ~WASP Ola Mildred Rexroat 

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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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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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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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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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Dora Dougherty Strother

Dora Dougherty Strother WASP, Class 43-W-3 November 27, 1921- November 19, 2013 Dora Jean Dougherty Strother, also known as Dora Dougherty McKeown or Dora Strother McKeown, is best known as a Woman Airforce Service Pilots

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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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Marion R. Tibbetts

Marion R. Tibbetts January 5, 1915 – Nov. 28, 2001 Class 43-W-6 Planes flown: PT-19, BT-13, AT-6, B-24, C-47, UC-78 Assigned bases:Romulus Army Air Base (Mich.) and Greenville Army Air Base (Greenville, Miss.) Born January

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Gertrude Tompkins Silver

Gertrude Tompkins Silver October 16, 1911 – disappeared October 26, 1944 Class 43-W-7 Planes flown: AT-6, AT-17, UC-78 Gertrude Tompkins Silver was the only WASP listed as MIA (Missing in Action) during WWII. Gertrude Vreeland

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Lucile Doll Wise

Lucile Doll Wise August 1, 1920 – August 2, 2018 Class W-43-7 Planes flown: AT-11, B-25, C-45, C-60, UC-78 Assigned bases: Asheville Weather Wing HQ, (AACS) (N.C.) Kansas City, 23rd Weather Region HQ (Kan.) “Jacqueline

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Virginia “Ginny” Hill Wood

Virginia “Ginny” Hill Wood Oct. 24, 1917 – March 8, 2013 Class 43-W-4 Planes flown: BT-13, AT-6, B-25, B-17, P-38, P-39, P-40, P-47, P-51, P-61, P-63 Bases assigned: Long Beach Army Air Base (Calif.) Virginia

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Mary “Marty” Wyall

Mary “Marty” Wyall Class 44-W-10    “We didn’t care so much about the pay or the recognition, We just wanted to help our country win the war.” – Marty Wyall   By her own recollection,

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Frankie Inez Yearwood

Frankie Inez Yearwood July 10, 1921- May 30, 2010 Class 44-W-10 Planes flown: PT-17, BT-13. AT-6 Assigned bases: Foster Army Air Field (Victoria, Tex.) Frankie Inez Yearwood was, quite literally, the last WASP on record. A

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Millicent A. Peterson Young

Millicent A. Peterson Young December 22, 1922 – January 15, 2019 Class 44-W-10 Planes flown: PT-17, BT-13, AT-6 Bases served:  Aloe Army Air Field (Victoria, Tex) Millicent was born to George and Mary Evision Peterson

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Leona Golbinec Zimmer

Leona Golbinec Zimmer August 16, 1920 – February 22, 2012 Class 44-W-2 Planes flown: PT-17, BT-13, AT-6 Assigned bases: Napier Army Air Base (Dothan, Ala.) Leona was born on August 16, 1920, the fourth child

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