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Shirley C. Kruse

Shirley C. Kruse

Shirley C. Kruse Class 44-W-6   “My time spent as a WASP was a never to be forgotten adventure, a great preparation for the wonderful experience of all that my life was to become.” – Shirley C. Kruse   Shirley Kruse’s passion and interest in aviation began as a child. […]

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Mary “Marty” Wyall

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, being a WASP was the best thing that happened to Marty Wyall. Wyall graduated from […]

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Florence G. “Shutsy” Reynolds

Florence G. “Shutsy” Reynolds

Florence G. “Shutsy” Reynolds Class 44-W-5   Reynolds, though she does not fly anymore, is often awakened by dreams where she is back in the sky, at the controls of a military airplane, remembering the WASP motto, “We live in the wind and sand and our eyes are on the […]

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Dawn Seymour

Dawn Seymour

Dawn Seymour Class 43-W-5   “I wanted to serve my country in a very active way.”- Dawn Seymour   Dawn Seymour graduated Cornell University in the Class of 1939. She was 22 years old, and while she had not had tremendous exposure to flying, she had a favorite tree to […]

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The WASP Story

In 1942, more than 1,800 women headed to Texas to learn to be Army pilots. The 1,037 cadets who earned their WASP wings filled the gap left by male pilots sent overseas during WWII.