WASP Honor Wall

Note: Data above from WASP Byrd Howell Granger's book "On Final Approach"

A few years into WWII, at a time when very few women even had a driver's license, more than 25,000 women applied (and approximately 1,800 were accepted) to serve their country as Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP).

The WASP played a vital role in the war effort by flying planes from factories to airbases, towing targets for anti-aircraft training, test-piloting experimental aircraft, and training male pilots.

And they were the only unit that flew all 77 types of aircraft in the Army Air Corp arsenal – from bombers like the B-24 to fighters like the P-51 Mustang - and collectively flew over 60 million miles!

They were fearless and would fly anything, even the planes male pilots didn't believe were actually airworthy.  These courageous "Fly Girls" risked everything and flew above and beyond to serve their country...

...and this "WASP Honor Wall" pays homage to the 38 "Fly Girls" who made the ultimate sacrifice in service of their country.

Special Thanks to Our Honor Wall Sponsors:

Koh Murai

Yamhill, OR

Medea Taylor

Buda, TX

Stephen Hellus

Brattleboro, VT

Stanley White

San Clemente, CA

Micki Wiersma

Colorado Springs, CO

Ted Glazebrook

Kingwood, TX

Dan Matise

Dallas, TX

John Rader &
Catherine Wilkinson

Alexandria, VA

Richard Meidinger

Lawrence, KS

Jerry Costin

Southlake, TX

Douglas O'Dell

Columbia City, IN

Warren Fieffer

Weaverville, NC

Alan & Judy Thiede

Jackson, WI

Col. & Mrs. Moffett

Lubbock, TX

Richard Woodman

College Station, TX

Robert Drabant

Las Vegas, NV

Robert McKibbin

Edmond, OK

Ronald Craig

Moscow, ID

Patsy Denton

New Orleans, LA

Sara Ameringer

Cypress, TX

Richard James

Warren, PA

Katheryne Stone

Garland, TX

Steve Skaggs

Bella Vista, AR

Emily Wade

Bedford, MA

Melvin & Marlene Wilgenbusch

Durango, IA

Michael Faley
(100th Bg Foundation)

Studio City, CA

John Howard

Muskogee, OK

John Dumas

Dover, DE

Ben Raback-Schink

Manhattan, KS

Jim & Belinda Ray

Alameda, CA

Terry Carbonell

Tavernier, FL

Garland & Lana

Bronte, TX

Robert Arnold

Elkhorn, WI

Richard Meinhold

Beaumont, CA

Mayson Neel

San Clemente, CA

Collin Bakse

Swansea, IL

James Loos

Olney, MD

Terry Stevens

Fort Worth, TX

Daniel Marks

Montoursville, PA

Carol Poynor

San Antonio, TX

Glenn Purdy

Hamilton, OH

Patsy Overstreet

Hannibal, MO

Mary Osbakken

Philadelphia, PA

Joseph Kelley

Coring, NY

Beulah Luhr

Petersburg, AK

Jim Wimberly

Austin, TX

David Breg

Canon, GA

Mary Kay Lutes

Moyie Springs, ID

Kathleen Vorce

Boxborough, MA

Michael Bullard

Ottumwaa, IA

Brian Laramee

Glendora, CA

John Renker Jr

San Antonio, TX

Michael Panico

Montgomery, TX

William Mackie

Austin, TX

James Birchman

Bothell, WA

Butch Smith

North Andover, MA

Steven Lorence

San Jose, CA

David Boggs

Moultrie, GA

David Hogan

Austin, TX

Jill Hopfenmuller

Melville, NY

Mark Millea

Juneau, AK

Richard Lundh

Springfield, MO

Robin Gilliam

Dallas, TX

Lloyd L. Austin

Dover, DE

Mildred Krisik

Harrison, AR

Gerald Crews

Myrtle Beach, SC

Gerald Crews

Myrtle Beach, SC

Gail Foote

Edmonf, OK

Johnnie Lou Avery

Thomas Hyatt

Greenville, SC

Jeannine Trattner

Wheaton, IL

Jesse Deloach

San Antonio, TX

Barbara Peterson

Cheyenne, WY

Thomas Fristick

Germantown, TN

Jon Richards

Laconia, NH

William Sauter

Santa Fe, NM

Claudia Mcknight

Reston, VA

James Hickerson

Honolulu, HI

Steven Price

San Antonio, TX

Robert Hugar

Fairfax, VA

Johnny Hagen

Claremore, OK

Richard Rohret

Palmyra, TN

William Hagler

San Angelo, TX

William Britz

Wheatland, WY

Natalie D. Garry

Desoto, TX

James Tapscott

Show Low, AR

Ronald Noelle

New Paltz, NY

John Seats

Winter Garden, FL

Michael Casey

Loudon, TN

Jay Bibler

San Diego, CA

Barr Younker

Montgomery, AL

Thomas Beikler

Inver Grove Heights, MN

Helena Zodrow

Bellaire, TX

Vincent A. Dugan

Strongsville, OH

P.D. Shabay

Colleyville, TX

Earl Mayfield

Memphis, TN

Maryjane Bumgarner

Ashtabula, OH

Philip Bourdon

Augusta, WI

Joanne Hart

Richfield, MN

Lois Calvert

San Angelo, TX

Roger Kip Taylor

Spring, TX

Rita Garvey

Clearwater, FL

Richard Kowalczyk

Springfield, VA

Mickey Kinzer

Pearland, TX

Frank Markowski

Clifton Park, NY

Robert E. Burgy

Waynesville, OH

Ron Davis

Norwalk, CA

Robert Wilson

Aurora, CO

William Cannon

Delaware, OH

Nancy Loesch

Northfield, MN

Ralph Curcio

Hampton, NJ

Rand Angelicola

New York, NY

Bruce Fineman

Denver, CO

Timothy Atwood

Magnolia, DE

Larry Crow

Harlingen , TX

Douglas Sumida

Milpitas, CA