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WASP Homecoming at Avenger Field

WASP Homecoming at Avenger Field

Memorial Day weekend is traditionally a time to honor those who gave their lives in service to their country, and is a special time for all Americans. For those fortunate enough to be associated with the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) the Memorial Day weekend marks another important occurrence on […]

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CAF Capital Wing Performs Flyover in Honor of WASP Elaine Harmon

CAF Capital Wing Performs Flyover in Honor of WASP Elaine Harmon

On Sept.7, 2016, four members of the CAF Capital Wing participated in a vintage WWII-era aircraft flyover during the inurnment ceremony for Women Air Force Service Pilot (WASP) Second Lieutenant Elaine D. Harmon at Arlington National Cemetery. The flyover took place at approximately 10:05 a.m. over Arlington. Harmon requested that […]

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CAF RISE ABOVE: WASP debuts at EAA AirVenture

CAF RISE ABOVE: WASP debuts at EAA AirVenture

By Wendell Barnhouse The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) debuted its newest educational program, CAF RISE ABOVE: WASP, at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on July 27. This new chapter in its RISE ABOVE educational initiative will tell the story and honor the legacy of the Women’s Air Force Service Pilots […]

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The AT-6 Texan bears a U fuselage code indicating that the airplane was assigned to Avenger Field at Sweetwater, Texas.

CAF AT-6 Painted as Flying Tribute to the WASP

The Commemorative Air Force’s(CAF) B-29/B-24 Squadron today unveiled a new WASP Tribute paint scheme on their AT-6 Texan. The Texan was a ubiquitous trainer during the war, and was used extensively at Avenger Field, training base to the WASP. The Texan was a robust airplane, and would be used to […]

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