CAF RISE ABOVE: WASP is dedicated to honoring the WASP of World War II for their courage and determination to serve our country. The CAF RISE ABOVE educational outreach program shares this story with others to inspire them to rise above their own obstacles. The program brings the remarkable history and legacy of the WASP to new audiences of all ages across the country to demonstrate that, in the face of any adversity, one can be successful if they respond to challenges with courage, intelligence and perseverance.

This group of heroic Americans exhibited tremendous bravery and determination in the face of many who felt women could not do what was then considered a man’s job. Despite the obstacles and disapproval of others, these women forged ahead and served with tremendous distinction in the U.S. Army Air Corp.

a Wishing Well WASP 2017

We invite you take a deeper dive to learn more about the remarkable WASP, and be inspired to tap into the ability within yourself to overcome barriers and find success.

Unless noted otherwise, archive images courtesy of The WASP Archive, The TWU Libraries’ Woman’s Collection, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas

The CAF WASP Squadron

In addition to CAF RISE ABOVE WASP, the CAF has a separate squadron that honors the WASP. 

The Squadron operates the AT-6 “Nella”. She appears with the AirPower History Tour, WASP Homecoming, selected events, offers rides as well as training time for those qualified. The Squadron Education efforts involve classes as well as event appearances, following a specified Curriculum based on the SPUNKY guidelines for success.

For details of the CAF WASP Squadron, please visit:

WASP Profiles

Lillian Lorraine Yonally

Lillian Lorraine Yonally May 5, 1922 – December 31, 2021 Class: 43-W-7 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Planes flown: BT-13, PT-19, AT-6, AT-7, AT-11, AT-17, BT-15, B-25, A-24, A-25, UC-78 Assigned bases: Childress Army Air Field (Tex.) March Army

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Dorothy Louisa Bancroft Hammett

Dorothy Louisa Bancroft Hammett January 29, 1910 – March 10, 2003 Class: 44-W-6 Planes flown: PT-17, BT-13, AT-6, B-24, UC-78 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Assigned bases: Frederick Army Air Field (Okla. Dorothy Bancroft began training with Class 44-W-2, but due to

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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 location: Houston Municipal Airport (Tex.)

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Geraldine Norma Hardman Jordan

Geraldine Norma Hardman Jordan September 3, 1921 – March 30, 2001 Class: 43-W-5 Planes flown: AT-17, B-25, BT-13, L-2, L-3, PT-19, PT-26, UC-78 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Assigned bases: New Castle Army Air Base (Wilmington, Del.) and Fairfax

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