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Joan Frost
U.S. Army Aircorp
Woman Airforce Service Pilot


Tuesday, July 18th
Women Airforce Service Pilots

The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) were a controversial military unit in World War II. WASP flight training began in 1942 at Ellington Field, Houston, Texas. By May 1943 all training had been moved to Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas. The WASP flew all types of aircraft from the fastest pursuits, experimental jet and B29 to the smallest utility aircraft. Stationed at over 100 airfields in the US, WASP assignments including ferrying, towing targets, instructing cadets, engineering flight, test flight and numerous other missions thereby releasing male pilots for combat.

Joan Frost, WASP, is shown above as she graduated with class 44-W-8 at Avenger Field, Sweetwater Texas. Also shown are a WASP in flight gear and one dunked in the Wishing Well after her first solo flight. Joan will talk
about the WASP program history and her "time in service."


Support for Country by Joan Frost