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

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: Ferry pilot, Training bombardiers Assigned

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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 graduated from Sharon High then

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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. Training location: Houston Municipal Airport

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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.) Assignment: Utility/administrative pilot Assigned bases:

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