Jennie Lou Gower Wynne
December 7, 1921 – June 22, 1986
Class: 44-W-5
Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.)
Planes flown: PT-17, BT-13, AT-6, AT-10, P-40, P-63, B-26
Assigned bases:
Columbus Army Air Field (Miss.) and Laredo Army Air Base (Tex.)

Jennie Lou was a flight instructor at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas and then joined the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), class of 44-W-5 during World War II. She received her wings in about February 1943 in Nashville by Governor Prentice Cooper. Another record shows her enlisting 12 Feb 1944 until 20 Dec 1944.

She was selected to Tennessee’s Women Instructor Program, an experimental plan to train women as basic flight instructors for the military.


WASP Jennie Gower standing in front of the P-63 she and Dot Dorothy Lewis performed engineering flights in

Texas Women’s University, Denton, Texas. WASP collection


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