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Cantwell Works to Recognize Service of Washington’s Women Airforce Service Pilots

Following the war, each female pilot was ordered to leave the military.  Women who lost their lives while serving their country were denied military honors, and surviving pilots were denied military benefits.  It wasn’t until 1977 that the WASP women were provided the benefits they deserved.

Of the 1074 who received their wings as Women Airforce Service Pilots, approximately 300 are alive today and 12 live in Washington state.

Washington state Women Airforce Service Pilots:

Lois (Dobbins) Auchteronie, Anacortes

Mary “Pat” (Hiller) Call, Mount Vernon

Nancy A. (Nordhoff) Dunnam, Bellevue

Elizabeth I. (White) Dybbro, Des Moines

Margaret E. (Neyman) Martin, Oak Harbor

Marjory V. (Foster) Munn, Seattle

Elizabeth (Keatts) Munoz, Pomeroy

Dorothy (Kocher) Olsen,

University Place

Andrea (Shaw) Shaw, Carnation

Mary B. (Barnes) Sturdevant, Tacoma

Josephine (Keating) Swift, Seattle

Alta C. (Corbett) Thomas, Sequim

 

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