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 extensively prepare the women for night flying, long range cross country flights, and instrument flying.
In addition to flying the AT-6 in training, many of the WASP would also log flying time in the type while ferrying it. More than 12,000 were built in Dallas alone, and were transported by the WASP serving the 601st Ferrying Squadron assigned to Dallas Love Field.
“The WASP made a significant contribution to the War effort during World War II, even though it has often been overlooked,” said Kim Pardon, Public Information Officer for the Squadron, adding that “The CAF B-29/B24 Squadron is excited to be a part of telling this great story, and honoring the women who served as WASP.”