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.

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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Marian J. Toevs

Marian J. Toevs May 13, 1917 – February 18, 1944 Class: 43-W-8 Entered Army Air Force flight training: Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, July 10, 1943 Graduated: December 17, 1943 Assignment: Engineering test pilot Assigned bases:

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Gertrude Tompkins Silver

Gertrude ‘Tommy’ Tompkins-Silver October 16, 1911 – disappeared October 26, 1944Class: 43-W-7Graduated: November 13, 1943Assignment: Ferry pilotAssigned bases: Love Field (Dallas, Tex.) and Pecos Army Air Base (Tex.)Planes flown: AT-6, AT-17, UC-78 Gertrude Tompkins Silver was

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Mary Elizabeth Trebing 

Mary Elizabeth Trebing  December 31, 1920 – November 7, 1943 Entered Army Air Force flight training: Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, February 21, 1943 and training at Houston Municipal Airport, Texas Graduated:  August 7, 1943 Assignment:

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Mary Louise Webster

Mary Louise Webster June 30, 1919 – December 9, 1944 Class: 44-W-8 Entered Army Air Force flight training: Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, March, 1944 Graduated: October 16, 1944 Assignment: Administrative pilot, Engineering test pilot Assigned

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Bonnie Jean Alloway Welz

Bonnie Jean Alloway Welz (A) June 22, 1918 – June 29, 1944 Class: 43-W-6 Entered Army Air Force flight training: Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, April 25, 1943 Graduated: October 9, 1943 Assignments: Tow target pilot,

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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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Betty Taylor Wood

Betty Taylor Wood  March 1921 – September 23, 1943 Class: 43-W-4 Entered Army Air Force flight training: Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, February 14, 1943 and at Houston Municipal Airport, Texas Graduated: August 7, 1943 Assignment:

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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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