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.

Ann Criswell Madden

Ann Criswell Madden April 10, 1922 – March 15, 2004 Class: 43-W-6 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Planes flown: BT-13, PT-19, UC-78 Assigned bases: Long Beach Army Air Base (Calif.) Ann “Cris” Criswell Madden

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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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Dori Marland Martin

Dori Marland Martin November 14, 1921 – April 22, 2013 Class: 43-W-8 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Planes flown: PT-19, BT-13, AT-6, BT-14, UC-78, B-25, B-26 Assigned bases:  Douglas Army Air Base (Ariz.) and

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Teresa James Martin

Teresa James Martin January 24, 1914 – July 27, 2008 Class: WAFS Training Location: New Castle Army Air Base (Wilmington, Del.) Planes flown: PT-19, BT-13, AT-6, A-20, P-38, P-40, P-47. P-51 Assigned bases: New Castle

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Mary J. McCrea McCallum

Mary J. McCrea McCallum October 30, 1921- October 11, 1978 Class: 44-W-2 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Assigned Bases: Long Beach Army Air Base (Calif.) Palm Springs Army Air Base (Calif.) March Army Air

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Opal Ferguson Woodward McClung

Opal Ferguson Woodward McClung August 12, 1912- August 11, 1980 Class: WAFS Training Location: New Castle Army Air Base (Wilmington, Del.) Planes flown: PT-19, PT-22, BT-13, A-20, AT-6, AT-9, AT-17, P-63, P-40, P-39, C-47 Assigned

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Jean McCreery

Marguerite Jean Moreo Terrell McCreery April 28, 1924 – May 10, 2018 Class: 44-W-10 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Assigned Bases: Randolph Army Air Base (San Antonio, Tex.) Planes flown: PT-17, BT-13, AT-6, AT-7,

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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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Lenore McElroy

Lenore McElroy February 18, 1907 – February 28, 1997 Class: WAFS Training Location: New Castle Army Air Base (Wilmington, Del.) Planes flown: PT-19, BT-13, AT-6, B-24, C-47 Assigned bases: New Castle Army Air Base (Wilmington,

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Helen McGilvery

Helen Elizabeth McGilvery May 17, 1917 – August 25, 1948 Class: WAFS Training Location: New Castle Army Air Base (Wilmington, Del.) Planes flown: PT-19, PT-26, BT-13, AT-6, AT-17, AT-9, C-60, P-38, P-40, P-47, P-51 Assigned

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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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Mary Jane Stephens Meikle

Mary Jane Stephens Meikle April 6, 1921- April 16, 2007 Class: 43-W-4 Training Location: Houston Municipal Airport (Tex.) and Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Assigned Bases: New Castle Army Air Base (Wilmington, Del.) Planes flown: PT-19,

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Gertrude M. Wenzel Milner

Gertrude Marcia Wenzel Milner October 8, 1920 – July 26, 2012 Class: 43-W-8 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Planes flown: PT-19, BT-13, AT-6, B-17, B-26, UC-78 Assigned bases: Chico Army Air Force Base (Calif.)

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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 Hines Mosher

Dorothy “Dottie” Hines Mosher April 21, 1918 – October 13, 1997 Class: 44-W-6 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Planes flown: PT-17, BT-13, AT-6, AT-10, B-26 Assigned bases: Gunter Army Air Field (Ala.) and Tyndall

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Nadine Engler Canfield Nagle

Nadine Engler Canfield Nagle October 5, 1918 – August 29, 2018 Class: 44-W-9 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Planes flown: PT-13, BT-13, AT-6, AT-10, UC-78 Assigned bases: Lubbock Army Air Base (Tex.) Thank you

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Lois L. Nash

Lois L. Nash April 12, 1921- April 24, 2011 Class: 43-W-8 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Assigned Bases: Hondo Army Air Field (Tex.), Dodge City Army Air Base (Kan.), Pueblo Army Air Base (Colo.)

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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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Geri Elder Lampere Nyman

Geri Elder Lampere Nyman April 6, 1920 – December 30, 2011 Class: 43-W-1 Training Location: Houston Municipal Airport (Tex.) Planes flown: B-24 and C-47 Assigned bases: Long Beach Army Air Base (Calif.) Graduation Details Dates: November

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Dorothy Olsen

Dorothy Eleanor Olsen (née Kocher July 10, 1916 – July 23, 2019 Class: W-43-4 Training Location: Houston Municipal Airport (Tex.) and Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Assigned Bases: Long Beach Army Air Base (Calif.) Planes flown: B-13, PT-19,

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Rose Palmer

Rose Alice Palmer September 30, 1921-  April 1, 2008 Class: 44-W-6 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Assigned Bases: Courtland Army Air Field (Ala.) and Buckingham Army Air Field (Fort Myers, Fla.) Planes flown: PT-17,

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Suzanne U. DeLano Parish

Suzanne U. DeLano Parish November 13, 1922 – May 12, 2010 Class: 44-W-6 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Planes flown: PT-17, BT-13, AT-6 Assigned bases: Bryan Army Air Base (Tex.) Parish was born in New

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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

Marie O’Dean Bishop Parrish February 25, 1922 – February 24, 2022 Class: 44-W-4 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Planes flown: PT-17, BT-13, AT-6, B-26, UC-78 Assigned bases: Greenville Army Air Base (Greenville, Miss.) and

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Anita L. Paul

Anita L. “Sister Teresa” Paul May 21, 1924 – March 29, 2010 Class: 44-W-6 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Planes flown: PT-17, BT-13, UC-78 Assigned bases: Altus Army Air Field (Okla.) Two-dozen pages into

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Jean Hanmer Pearson

Jean Hanmer Pearson February 17, 1915 – 2010 Class: 43-W-7 Training Location:  Houston Municipal Airport (Tex.) and Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Planes flown: BT-13, PT-19, C-47 Assigned bases:  New Castle Army Air Base (Wilmington, Del.) Jean was

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Helen Richards Prosser

Helen Richards Prosser August 2, 1921 – October 23, 1976 Class: WAFS, The Originals Training Location: New Castle Army Air Base (Wilmington, Del.) Planes flown: PT-19, PT-26, BT-13, AT-6, AT-17, B-25, C-47, P-38, P-40, P-51,

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Nadine Ramsey

Nadine Bernice Ramsey August 28, 1911-1997 Class:  43-W-5 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Assigned Bases: Love Field (Dallas, Tex.) and Long Beach Army Air Base (Calif.) Planes flown: PT-19, BT-13, UC-78, AT-6, P-38, P-39,

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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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Katherine Thompson Rawls

Katherine Thompson Rawls June 14, 1917 – April 8, 1982 Class: WAFS, The Originals Training Location: New Castle Army Air Base (Wilmington, Del.) Planes flown: PT-19, PT-26, BT-13, PT-22, AT-6, AT-17, A-20, B-25, B-26, C-47,

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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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