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NEWSLETIER
Editor - Gene Shaffer FitzPatrick

Vol, VI

December 1970

WASP
NEl\5IErTER
The NEl\5IErTER
is the result of time, energy and effort
by a group of VOliJNTEERS.
It is your major contact with an
elite group of womenpilots who served during wwn and can
only be published if news is received from YOU.
DEADLINE
for the next issue of the NEWSLEl'TER
will be
October 1. Please send all of your news items and pictures
to your Class Secretary.
With luck your Faitor will have it
back from the printer and in the mail by December1.
ClASSSECREl'ARIES
will edit, type and mail all copy to
the Faitor BEFORE
October 15. Clear pictures are needed
and they can be either black and white or color prints.
Label each picture on a separate piece of paper and attach
to the bottom telling who, what, when, where and why.
Please send all address changes to both your Class Secretary and headquarters:
ORDER
OF FIFINEUA, )848 West
Biddison, Fort Worth, Texas 76109. , Address changes will be
listed in the next NEl\5IErTER.

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WAFS
- Secretary:
NANCY
BATSON
CREWS
12529 Cedar Ave. Apt. A., Hawthorne, Ca. 90250
NANCY
HARKNESS
lOVEwas caught packing to leave Vineyard
Haven for Florida and their winter homeat 52)5 Hidden
Harbor Road, Sarasota, Florida ))5B1.
NANCY
says they
got fed up with the windy bleak winters of the north.
Of their three daughters, ages 2), 20 and IB, one graduated from college and a post-grad year at the University
of Grenoble in France; one is a junior at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, and one a soph at Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif.
"Hannahthe oldest and Allie
the youngest both learned to fly in my little
Cessna 150,
which I bought for the purpose, as it certainly wasn't
my dish of tea.
It has been fun flapping around the
island in it, tracking down old fire trails and bridle
paths, and checking up on beach characters (we've been
loaded with hippies this year, and pot smoke rises to
500', I swear)." NANCY
and Bob will return to the Vineyard for Christmas with the family, They have one huge
Newfoundlandpuppy, four Arabian horses, just sold their
boat and are looking for another for sailing.
NANCY
says
they have four out of five pilots now in the family.
FlORENE
MILLER
WATSON
is active in church, civic and social
work and snow and water skis for sports.
FlORENEalso
teaches business ind secretarial
subjects in Frank
Phillips Junior College . HusbandChris is an engineering executive with Phillips Petroleum Co. Daughter Gail,
2), holds Masters Degree in business and teaches at Jefferson College in Louisville where husband is studying to
be a dentist.
Daughter Jean, 21, is a junior in college,
married and has an B months old son.
DELSCHARR
and husband Harold have been studying Spanish
since their trip to Mexico last SUIIIlller.DELdid the
artist bit for eight weeks in Mexico then Harold joined
her in touring the area for the last two weeks. DELis

back teaching at Central High in St. Louis but has


hopes that their farm will be sold and she can retire.
DELpresented her play "The Age of Aquarius" to the Aero
Club and reports it was a howling success I
SIS BERNHEIM
FINEwaiting to sell her home, buy a twindiesel yacht and sail majestically off into the sunsetl
In the meantime, SIS is Action Faitor of the JournalNewsin Nyack, N.Y. Her daughter is a senior at Duke
University and son a senior Cadet Lieut. at NewYork
Military Academy. SIS reports last summerthey went up
to the Cape and looked up NANCY
lOVEand found her in
her gorgeous home. Talked over the "good old days" in
NANCY's
boat house. SIS is the Pearl Hesta of the Tomkins Cove Jet Set for her children.
BETTY
GILLIESkeeps flying their 1968 Baron which roosts at
Palomar Airport.
BETTY
keeps her hand in politics--in
good old Republican fashionl
She is also mighty pleased
to be the grandmother of 4 boys and 4 girls.
BARBARA
rnICKSON
lONOON
spends more time yachting with husband Jack than flying.
She is still with Aztec at Long
Beach Airport in Aircraft Marketing. Daughter Terry recently added her multi-engine rating to her commercial
instrument and is looking forward to helicopter next.
NANCY
BATSON
CREWS
is a receptionist at Northrup Aircraft at
Hawthorne, Ca. Their family project of rebuilding a
1946 Taylorcraft has finally been completed with NANCY
doing the actual flight test.
"I felt about like I did
back when I mademy first solo." The 24 year old plane,
considered an aviation classic, has been flying for over
a year. This plane was used for background shots when
NANCY
met Mr. Taylor, inventor and designer of the Taylorcraft, whenhe was interviewed for a PlANE& PIlOT magazine article.
NANCY
has added a glider rating to her
flying skills and tows gliders on week-ends in her J-)
Supercub.
4)-1 - Secretary:
MARY
lOU COLBERT
NEALE
2446) Wayman
Street, Newhall, Ca. 91)21
MARYLENE
"GERRY"
IAMPHERE
NYM!N
made the roster deadline
with her new address despite the time-consuming job of
being census supervisor for half of Idaho and Washington.
She has also recently retired from running a variety
store.
HusbandVan is an engineer with Hecla. Son
Cliff, an Annapolis graduate, is now in Monterey. Son
Paul, a graduate in Psychology and Social Work, and his
wife are on the CampusCrusade for Christ staff in Tennessee. Sons Ken and Bruce are at the University of Idaho.
VIDAJOHNSON
SOGG
has just returned from three years in
~'apanwhere her husband was assigned with McDonaldDouglas.
Son Steve is twenty-two and with the Green Berets.
EVELYN
GREENBlATT
HONNEN
sold her aviation business in Atlanta, attended the 25th reunion, was married a couple
of months later, honeymoonedin Europe and is now living in Florida.
EVELYN
still holds her commercial, instrument and multi ratings.
ELEANOR
BOYSEN
MORGAN,
recently widowed, retains her same
sense of humor and nomadic life.
Her latest address is
)059 Palm Aire Drive, PompanoBeach, Fla. ))060.
Deceased: MARJORIE
KETCHUM
DEACON,
EDNA
COLLINS
ANDMARJ0RIE KUMLER.

CLAIRECALlAHAN
was at reunion, looking trim and fit and
playing golf like a pro.
BYRD
GRANGER
has her PhDand is a professor at the U of
Arizona, where her class was voted the most popular by
the students.
BYRD
is also in demandas a guest speaker
on folklore and has traveled extensively to fulfill
engagements.
MARJORIE
GRAY,a Lt. Col. in the Air Force Reserves, has remained active in flying.
In Reserves she is Staff Information Officer.
In civilian life MARJORIE
is Publications Coordinator for PROElectronics.
DOROTHY
YOUNG,
our most illustrious
classmate and President
of the Order of Fifinella,
speaks of semi-retirement but
we all knowthat is nonsense. That multi-rated gal could
never just sit around.
MARY
LOUCOLBERT
.NEALE
only has time for brief local flights.
Son Steve in college, but living at home; Denise in high
school, Jim in junior high and Shelley still in elementary school. Ray, Chief Production Test Pilot with
Lockheed, is busy planning flight training for the S3-A.
While typing this report and "riding shotgun on the 10yr. old swim set using her pool" MARY
LOUis quite sure
she had a flying visit from LOlAPERKINS
RICCI43-6 who
flies over her area frequently in her Cessna with students.
Wasthat you LOlA?
ELIZABErH
McKINLEY
(last seen at UClAin 1959) GERTRUDE
BROWN,
MARGAREI'
McCORMICK
and LOVELLE
RICHARDS
BENESH
are missing addresses.
Anyone having information, please
send on.
SIDNEY
MILLER
still running a successful plastics business
and doing well in real estate in Mineral Wells, Texas
mutters about the all-work-and-no-play routine, the
usual price one pays for ability and recognition.
Her
many friends urge a vacation and reunions.
Wealso join
in condolences on the death of little
Nick, that faithful, sixteen-year-old
wire-haired.
RUTHHEIlMAN
incredibly terms "hardly interesting"
a life
that swirls with travel, social functions in San Francisco and six grandchildren ranging in age from six to
thirteen.
A pattern appears - two of the four in New
York are racing skiers and the whole.tribe , apparently
as lithe as grandmother RUTH,use skiing as a springboard for trips to Europe and elswhere. RUTH
met Bill
Holden in Africa not long ago and they reminisced about
"that ghastly ArmyHour Showthat was put on at our
graduation", which Bill claims held up his promotion for
six months. RUTHsold her Navion and quit flying about
eight years ago as she could not seem to get in enough
time to stay proficient.
BErTYTACKABERRY
BlAKEis in partnership with RUTHHEUMAN
in a business venture in which BETTY
makes frog and owl
beanbags. BETTY'snew address is 9229 N. Martindale Rd.,
Scottsdale, Arizona. Had a great reunion with TACsome
years back when we were living in Honolulu and she was
visiting her parents.
(It was TACK'sfather whobought
the newsreels of our graduation ceremony, by the way,
Dediel) BETTY
and George have three sons.
MARION
FLORSHEIM,
new address 311 East 71-Street, NewYork
10021, is Honorary Chairman of the Afghan HoundSociety.
MAGDA
TACKE
turned in the planes for a cabin cruiser and enjoyed 15 years of that sport until the NewYork area became too crowed.
Nowshe and George are devoted to golf,
at least until the links become too congested. MAGDA's
new address missed the Roster: 287 Avenue C, NewYork,
N.Y. 10009.
MARION
MACKEY
DeGRffiARIO,
after flying commercially and a
career as secretary, married Felix four years ago and
they have a restaurant in the Village.
They recently
had a reunion there with MAGDA,
JANESTRAUGHAM,
TERESA
JAMES,WAF;and MARGE
GRAY. MAKEY
also acquired a wonderful family - son Felix 23 and daughter Maria 20, a
student at Fordham.
JANESTRAUGHAN
is working for the government in Washington,
and still
summeringover at beautiful Bethany beach.
But there have been changes. HusbandAl sold that gorred and white monocoupefor a 182 Cessna. The twin boys
are 21 and married, both to "wonderful" girls I

Colonel ANNJOHNSON
and YVONNE
PATEMAN
43-5 had an excellent
write up in the March 8, 1970 edition of FMIILYWEEKLY.
The Seventh Air Force Newsof December24, 1969 also
carried an excellent story on the WASP
and said these
were two of the nine WASPS
still on active duty. Since
then both ANNand YVONNE
have retired I ANNplanned to
buy a houseboat and settle in Florida.
43-2 - Secretaries:

East Coast - MARION


SCHORR
BErZLER
3190 Dale Ave., Columbus, O. 43212
West Coast - FRANDIASGUSTAVSON
POBox 624, Fallon, Nev. 89406

HELEN
RICKEI'TS
HOOKS
and husband Claude are still residing
in Louisiana.
HELEN
is a math teacher at Hammond
High.
JANEEMERSON
CARTER
will be back at graduate school for the
next year at Florida State U.
GINI ALLEMAN
DISNEY
has been a legal secretary to husband
Wesley for past nine years.
One son Scott entered OklahomaU this year. No aviation activity for about 10 yrs.
GERALDINE
MASINTER
HILLreturned to San Francisco State College in 1960 and picked up her teaching credential.
GERIis now teaching U. S. History and Government and
Aeronautics at South High in Torrance, Ca. GERIis also
sponsor for the South High Flying Club and repOrts many
of her students have passed their Private written.
FRANDIASGUSTAVSON
is the most experienced timer for air
races on the West Coast and her services are always in
demandfor these events.
FRANrecently did the honors
for the first Palms To Pines all-woman air race from
Santa Monica to Independence, Oregon.
43-3 :.. Secretary:
ESTHER
mOLEBERNER
811 Lincolnwood Lane, Apt. A., Indianapolis,
46260

Ind.

MARY
BELLEAHLSTROM
SMITHreturned to school several years
ago and received another degree--Medical Technology
this time. She is interested in cancer and chromosone
studies.
Husband flies a DeHaviland 125. They have 3
boys, one in college, high school and junior high.
GRACE
BIRGEMAYFIELD
is a flight instructor at Clinton Aviation, Denver, and also teaches aeronautics at Thomas
Jefferson High School. Sky Diving at Columbine Drop
Zone is GRACE'slatest activity and she is also a member of the Denver Sport Parachute Club and the U. S.
Parachute Association.
KAYMEOOES
BRICKbusy as ever with being Chairman of the
AwrAR,Inc. Next year will be the Silver Jubilee of
the famous Polider Puff Derby with the start at Calgary,
Canada and the terminus at Baton Rouge, La. KAYattended the p-47 pilot's reunion in Dayton last May.
CIARICEM. BESSENT
is studying accounting at the University
of Nevada in Las Vegas. She hopes to get her degree in
January, 1971.
JEANHANMER
PEARSON,
as science writer for Detroit News, was
one of six first womento go to the South Pole in November 1969. JEANflew there in a Navy Hercules with 5
womenscientists
during research in antartica uDder the
National Science Foundation Grants, first womento make
the trip.
They also flew to Byrd Station and other
areas.

ElAINEJONESsends a warmalem from Hawaii and was wondering if anyone knows of any veterans benefits for WASPs?
LOISHOLLINGSIDRTH
ZILERteaching school and farming in Dell
City, 'l'.exas and wishes she were flying I
GREI'CHEN
GORMAN
GRABA
recently sold their "Country Lanes"
after rebuilding it from a fire.
Has purchased a Ford
Mini-home and says to look for her around any camp spots
you are passing as she is on a bummingtour I
ISABELFENTON
STINSON
continues to work part time in the
family Chev-Olds business.
They have moved to Hartford
as her husband has been teaching there for the past four
years.
The three older children are in high school and
the youngest in 7th grade. ISABELsays the new book out
on "The STINSON's"is quite good and has marvelous photos.
Aunt Marjorie has Commercial License 111

ESTHER
POOLE
BERNER
busy at her post as Director of the
Indiana Aeronautics Commission. ESTHER
flies making her
inspection trips around the State.
BEAMEJ)ES
has been in Portlam, Oregon the past year am is
missing southern Californial
ROTH
RUECKERT
fljing whenever possible.
Busy with local 99
races and activities
in the San Francisco area.
ELIZABEl'H
MITCHELL
BANE
was located in Tallahassee, Fla. by
44-8 VIRGINIAFISHERWISE.
MELVA
DOYLE
GRAY
would like to be listed amongthe "found"
Fifi's.
MELVA
isn't positive of her class but entered
in January 1943. ALICEI. DAUGHADY,
a non-grad of 43-1
has kept in touch with MELVA
over the years.
43-4 - Secretaries:
A-L FAITHBUCHNER
RICHARDS
13203 St. Lawrence Circle, Dallas, Texas 75234
M-Z MADGE
ROTHEID'ORD
MINTON
4840 E. 77-Street, Indianapolis, Ind. 46220
GENESlACKSCHARIAU
worked for the State of Tennessee,
Bureau of Aeronautics as-a writer, in public relations,
and also did a radio program called "MikeFlight" During the Korean war GENEreceived a special waiver as a
1st Lieut. in the Air Force Reserves and did a radio
program and TVseries called "Teleflight".
They lived
in Hawaii for four years am she got in some f~ng
with
the Wheeler Field pilots.
Last year GENEreturned to
aviation in Nashville am taught ground school for Civil
Air Patrol and organized a f~ng
club. Daughter Nedra
is married and her husbam helped train the Astronauts in
the LEM. Sixteen year old daughter is also working on
her Private.
Three other teenagers complete the family.
IAUREl'TA
BEATY
FOY,chief pilot for Southlam Helicopters,
Long Beach, Ca. received the FAA,Dept. of Transportation Award for Distinguished Service for her outstanding
contributions to FAAwhile Chairman of the agency's
Women'sAdvisery Committee on Aviation.
IAUREl'TA
served
on the committee since July 1967. As a dancer and musician she was one of the original Busby Berkeley Girls,
but left Warner Brothers Studio to become a WlSP. IAUREl'TAis vice-president of the Whirley Girls, the Ninety
Nines and is on the Board of Directors of the Professional Helicopter Pilots Association, serves in the Air
Force Reserves, and is presently a memberof Govenor
Reagan's Task Force for Aerospace Education. Additionally IAUREl'TA
is a memberof the Screen Actor's Guild
am Musicians' Local 47. In 1949 she won the Power Puff
Derby. She holds a commercial pilot certificate-with
single engine and multi-land; airplane single engine sea;
Rotocraft, Helicopter; Flight Instructor Certificate with
both airplanes and Rotocraft ratings, and is one of the
only two womenin the U.S. holding a FAArating as a
flight examiner for helicopters.
A widow, IAURErTA
has
three sons, Jim, Ernest, Shawnand has five grandchildren.
JEANNEB. ROBERTSON
is doing interior decorating from her
home studio.
Husband with Standard Oil, Twochildren
still in college, one working.
BARBARA
WARD
IAZARSKY
wrote for American Aviation magazine
before marriage; husband in foreign service so they have
lived in Imia, Burma, Japan, Indonesia and returned last
June from Korea. Now"f~ng
wing" on 3 children, 3 dogs
am 3 horses while husband in Viet Nam.
VI THURN
COWDEN
been worldng since June. Daughter Kimwill
be in junior high next year.
Enjoyed 25th reunion last
year.
NANCY
LEEBAKER
says she has gone with Field Enterprises
Educational Corp. as a District Manager. They publish
WOrldBook Encyclopedia, Childcraft am other educational products.
Hopes to make a trip to "lower 48 states"
by Fall,
MARTHA
M. LUNDY
with husbam are "taking off" in their new
motor home. Hope to travel all of North America and see
it from the groundl
_VIRGINIACIAIRis an instructor in the Department of Communications Training at Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, Tex.

JANEWAITE
FUESBACH
reports of a f~ng
family. Daughter
Gail, 19, soloed power craft 2 years ago--no time to
fly since.
Youngest daughter Janie soloed in a Sweitzer 2-33 sailplane last summerwhen she was 151 Chet
soars too and has instructors license.
He was just reappointed by Govenor Tieman to be a memberof the Nebraska Aeronautical Commissionfor five more years.
He
has already served on this Commission15 years; is an
ex-Navy pilot am still flies.
JANEflies whenever invitedl
Just returned from a trip to Mexico.
ELEANOR
THOMPSON
WRTZis an instructor in the Business
Division of CaIiadaJr. College, RedwoodCity, Ca.
VIOIATHOMPSON
MASON
vacationed last winter and held a WlSP
Reunion EASTwith FRANCES
SARGENT,
KATHERINE
STREHLE
am RUTHFLEISHER
in the Miami area. Then, in Washington got together with HELEN
SNAPP
ANDLYDIAUNDERas
well as some other Liberty Field, Ga. pilots.
VI and
Bob have their own plane am buzz around Michigan and
neighboring states.
Just woundup a delightful winter
which included trips to California, Hawaii, Miamiam
D. C. How's that for getting around7
BETTY
NAFFZ
MARTIN
obtained her batchelor's degree in biology at Florence state University in 1967. Has been
active since then in civic affairs,
Unitarian Fellowship am Council on HumanRelations.
NATALIE
ELUS FAHY
and her Colonel husband Albert are taking a year out from travel to be homefor three of their
children's graduation from college this year. The twins,
boy and girl, graduated from the U of Georgia at Athens
and one boy from the Air Force Academy. One boy is
married and the other will be at Christmas. NATALIE
and Al celebrated their 25th anniversary this year and
figure they spent 14 years out of the U.S. Expect to
travel for a few more years before retirement.
PATRICIA
HANLEY
NEWLON
married Robert in February 1969. He
is a ColumbusOhio attorney.
FAITHBUCHNER
RICHARDS
reports she had a marvelous time with
CAPPY
MORRISON
in Hawaii. CAPPY
is finishing out her
Air Force time and going to retire right there.
Believe
me, I'm so sorry for her, feel we should all sem CARE
packages (gad, some of us have all the luck)1 What with
the ocean about two blocks away, swimmingpool in backyard, view of the mountains from her patio, privileges
of all the Officers Clubs and PX's from now on. What a
way to golll
FRANCES
ROHRER
SARGENT
is a professor at Miami-Date Jr.
College in the Aerospace Dept. and specializes in Air
Transportation and Meteorology, but thoroughly enjoys
other course assignments. FRANspoke to the Miami
Zonta Chapter at their January meeting which emphasized
Amelia Earhart Scholarship Fun. FRANclocked the contestants as they arrived in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. in the
Angel Derby. Still active in the 99's and the Florida
WomenPilots.
UZ PEARCE
LUNDY
lives in Miamibut leaves f~ng
to her
husband who is a pilot for National.
On a recent visit
to FRAN
SARGENT
she presented her with her certificate
from Avenger Field.
FRANstill can't figure out how
UZ had it all these years, but it was turned over almost as good as new.
KATY
lDFTESTREHLE
is chief pilot at Air Florida Inc. She
and husband Jack have an "airline-radio-equipped"
Skyhawk which they are in every chance possible.
KATY's
only complaint is thB.t the paper work keeps her on the
ground too much. She was a timer and handicapper for
the Angel Derby. Also active in 99's and Florida Women Pilots.
KATY
was also responsible for getting Jack,
her husband, FRAN
SARGENT,
EVELYN
(43-7) and Mark Trammell all through their instrument rating.
GINNY
HILLWODworks with CELIAM. HUNTER
43-5 at Camp
Denali, McKinleyNational Park, Alaska. The Campis
open from June 15 to Sept. 1 and three and four-day
"sourdough" vacations are offered, also one lasting a
week. The Wilderness Workshoplasts ten days and you
can write for additional information.
If you want to
be dressed for the occasion at the Park, bring along
your shorts, rain gear, winter parka and long johns.

Another lost soul has been fomrll MARGERY


MOORE
HOLBEN
found out about the San Diego Reunion and had a great
time chatting with the gals there.
MARGERY
was sorry
to have missed the 25th reunion as she was nearby at
Oceanside at the time I
4J-5 - Secretary:
ROBERTA
E. MUNDT
R 1 Box 118, Alliance, Nebraska 69JOl
JILL McCORMICK
is teaching in the Prof. Pilot Program _
School of Aviation Technology at Purdue University, one
of the pioneers of the program and has helped get the
school approved for a Batchelor of Sc1ence Degree in
Aviation Technology. This is the only University (that
we know) in the U.S. that gives this degree. JILL has
her Commercial, Instrument in Single and Multi-engine
land, CFI-AI and GI-I. Busy gall
MARION
STEGMAN
HODGSON
has her new book out called "THE
BRIDE'SSURVIVAL
KIT (for the kitchen)."
She also sold
a story to GOOD
HOUSEKEEPING
magazine. An:!guess whatl
MARION
is listed in Who's Whoof American Women,1970
edition, so we are mighty proud of her I
IRENEGREGORY
LINDER
has sad news to report that they lost
their 18 year-old son in one of those "one-in-a-zillion"
freak accidents during P.E. senior year at Keokuk. He
was well on his way towards a college basketball scholar_
ship, plus commercial pilot license.
IRENEalso has a
very promising lJ year-old daughter who intems to get
her private license as soon as possible.
RUTHMARY
BUCKLEY
COLE,after a year of charter work in hometown Kalamazoo, Mich. went to Dallas, married and had
three children.
After 10 years movedto Ft. Lauderdale.
Have the two girls in college and an 18 year-old boy who
is trying to find himself????? BUCKY
has been a widow
5 years.
After one girl's wedding the choice for BUCKY
will be California or Europe.
RUTHCARTER
JOHNSON
is still owner of her own flying service
at Chino Airport in Calif.
RUTHwould like all WASP's
in the area to drop in for a visit.
She is also a flight
instructor,
chief pilot and FAAdesignee.
CHARlOTTE
MITCHELL
CARLis teaching school in Salt Lake City.
Her two children Danny and Paula are quite grown up.
DORISBRISTOL
TRACY
reports from Colorado that her two daughters were married last summer.
KATHERYN
STARK
GUNDERSON
and husband still fly occasionally.
Their three older children are in college and the two
younger ones still in high school.
MARIANNE
BEARD
NUTThas been leading the life of a tourist
while visiting her son in Europe.
POLLY
POWERS
MULLIGAN
was in Ireland so missed the Indio
reunion.
She and Ed have been married 2J years and
have 14 grandchildren to keep her busy. They live in
the country beside a beautiful golf course, so in good
weather or bad you can find FOLLY
chasing the little
white ball.
VIRGINIAWILSON
HAMMOND
was located by MARTY
WYALL's
44-10
son Sandy on a flight homefrom Florida.
VIRGINIAis
flying with Flanders Aviation at Vincetown, N.J. and at
Eagles Nest Airport, West Creek, N.J.
CELIAM. HUNTER
involved in conservation work as an execlltive secretary of the Alaska Conservation Society; is
a memberof the Council of The Wilderness Society, also
chairman of the Alaska Wilderness Council. CELIAstill
operates CampDenali, wilderness tourist camp on the
northern bomrlary of Mt. McKinley National Park with
GINNY
HILL\o.OOD
4J-4. They sold their plane so there is
not much flying these days, except personal travel.
In
March this year CELIAmade a three week cross-country
ski tour in Norwayand is now active in promoting x-c
skiing in the Fairbanks area. This sport has really
taken off up here, where the downhill terrain is not so
good and too cold most of the time, but great for getting
out and touring.
VI CADMAN
EDDY
and her hubby bought a Cherokee 140 at Vero
Beach and flew it back to Mercer Island, Washington.
WhenVI is not too busy with the Island gossip, she has
gone to flyl

MARJORIE
WAKEHAM
is reported to have a restaurant and bar
in San Juan Capistrano.
BEV BEESEMYER
44-6 saw MARJE
before leaving the Los Angeles area.
MEREDITH
"TEDDY"
ROLFEOOIPBELL
thought she should still be
listed with the "unclassified" but Mrs. Deaton says
she is still listed as having a medical leave of absence.
MEREDITH
did a lot of work getting the San Diego reunion organized and should have a big vote of thanks.
Oh, the medical was from a parachute jump.
VIRGINIASTREETER
CUTLER
is a part-time counselor for the
9th grade at Hill Jr. High in Long.Beach. VIRGINIAand
BARBARA
IDNDON
(WAF)own a Cal 25 sailboat together and
their husbands compete in the races.
No flying in years.
4J-6 - Secretary:
IDIA PERKINS
RICCI
l5J4l Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles, Ca. 90024 .
Manythanks to MAXINE
STEWARD
SMITHwho took time from her
San Diego law work to mail 8 corrected addresses on
classmates, thus enabling communication channels to becomeunclogged. MAXINE
heard from HELEN
ABLElast January saying she'd retired from U.S. Foreign Semce and
was settling into an apartment in Rio.
lANACUSACK
BOXBERGER,
husband Jerry am daughter Martha,
took a recent TWAtour of the world with a long "rest
stop" at Kauai to recover.
lANAmentions running into
DOROTHY
HERTHNECK
SWEENEY
(44-4) on the golf course at
Los Posas, Camarillo, where they both live.
MILDRED
McLELIAND
CHRISTIANSEN
chalked up her 25th wedding
anniversary in April; in July visited HELEN
BARRICK
PETTENGER
(4J-7) in Kansas City, where HELEN'shusband
is Commissioner of Airports.
MIIDRED
has put in almost
20 years on gromrl duty at airports and is nowAdministrative Assistant at MuskegonCounty Airport.
Boating
and rock hunting have become leading hobbies while son
Dick gets his degree at Michigan State U in December.
MARTHA
SMITHBULIDCK
dropped out of flying to marry and
raise four children, but has now reversed the trem by
becoming "single" again and picking up her Instructor,
Instrument and Gromrl School ratings this past year.
BARTeA reports great pleasure working for Epps Air Service, Peachtree-Dekalb Airport where she's in charge of
Gromrl School and does some flite work.
IDRENE
CHAMBERS
KEYFAUVER
hasn't flown solo since '59, was
busy raising twin girls and a son. For the past J years
she's been selling real estate with Investor's Realty in
San Diego, which keeps her and hubby Don fully occupied.
FRANSNYDER
TANASSY
spent years moving with her AF hubby
from the U.S. to Paris or Peru. Nowhe's retired and
with daughter married and son in college in San Diego,
they're settling in Denver to golf, ski and just relax I
GRACE
PUTMAN
JONESand her ranching hubby converted an old
bank into a courtier clothing shop in Salado, Texas.
GRACE
lured Jean Louis and his fall collection down for
J days in July--proving those 250 residents of Salado
must be well dressed and wealthy am still
pouring money
into that bank-shoppe.
EVELYN
TRAMMELL
and husband Mark got their instrument tickets
current thru the efforts of KATY
IDFTSTREHLE
(4J-4) in
Miami. EVELYN
and Mark now fly weekly jaunts to the
Florida Keys or Dallas in a Cessna 411 for their boating
supply business out of Atlanta.
They had a ghastly experience with burglers whobomrl am robbed them in July
to the tune of thousands of dollars, but no personal injury.
EVELYN
reports that the police recovered all the
costume jewelry, but not the good stuff.
EVELYN
and
KATIEhad FUNat the Jug Convention (p-47) last April in
Dayton (4 other WASPspresent).
SSGTDOROTHY
WEBB
is putting in her last year of duty at Ramstien AFB, Germany, and nursing a wrist that hasn't healed properly after an icy fall last winter.
DOROTHY
is
looking forward to a return to the States.and to seeing
her daughter Gloria, who graduated from Sacramento State
this year.
JEANTAYIDR
HOWARD
is happily settled in Seattle with husband
and 2 sons. (John in Colo. college and Philip still at
home)enjoying golf, tennis am. skiing but no time to fly.

ELIZABETHMcGEORGE
SULLIVANis pushing for her suggestion
that we have an annual WASPreunion in conjunction
with
the 99 Convention.
Feels we will get better
publicity
and attendance
that way. How many go along with this?
EVELYNSTEWART
JACKSONwants the NEWSLETTER
to keep coming
to Mesa, Arizona.
Brings back wonderful memories of
43-6 and Sweetwater I
ANNWALDNER
CURRIERhas finally
quit saluting
with both
hands now that her husban::! Phil has retired
as a Col.
from USAF. They have rebuilt
an::! renovated a huge log
cabin at Caribou, Maine and are living it up F.D.H.
(fat,
dumb & happy).
They enjoy ski diving (1) and take
part in x-c racing at times they are even airbourne.
Phil still
active in insurance
business
and ANNgot her
Nurses Aid Training
checked out again an::! has an agreement with the game warden to use his plane to fly into
the "bush" to administer
aid and help in the remote, remote areas.
Brings back memories as ANNused to fly with
skiis
in St. Paul, Minn. before WASP. SEE PICTURE.
MARYRUTHRANCEhas a new address in Los Angeles and would
like to contact the local "group" and get a little
active again in swapping "memories".
DOROTHY
P. HOOVER
has been a court reporter
for the Super.ior Court in Asheville
for the past 16 yaars an::! believes the job is permanent I DOROTHY
has substituted
flying words for flying
planes an::! says when she makes
enough money to fly she doesn't
have the time, and vice
versa.
MAURINE
BRUNSVOlD
WILSONan::! husban::! Glen are in the retail
boat business
for Evinrude an::! Glastron.
Recently took
a trip to Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Virgin Isles.
Have a
13-yr old girl and 8-yr old boy.
MAURINE
still
flies
occasionally
with her airline
brother in his twin Beech.
CAPT. MARIONR. TIBBETTSreturned
from a tour in Germany a
year ago (which she lovedl)
and expects to stay in Englan::! until
she retires
in Texas in April,
1971.
RITA DAVOLY
RONSTAD
says she has been a widow for 5 years an::!
would love to hear from any Fifi' s in the vicinity,
or
traveling
by.
A working gal, RITA is usually
home by 5.
ELIZABETHCARSEYCLARKlives in the Shenandoah County of Virginia 9 months of the year an::! winters in Delray Beach,
Florida.
Hobby is breeding and showing Irish
WolfhoUIXis,
Gordon Setters
and Minature Schnauzers.
Shows both in
breed and obedience.
MARGARET
CASTLEMcANALLY
finished
college after
a divorce
an::! is in her secon::! year of teaching the Third Grade
in Boron, Ca. Her older daughter Alice is an architecure student
at Calpoly while Pete and Ann are still
home
with mother.
MARGARET
says the nearest
she comes to
flying
is watching C5A's doing pattern
work above her
in the desert
(and desert is what Boron isll).
DEBORAH
TRUAXhas located her own peaceful spot in our
gookie world--she
is busy doing nothing in the sun of
La Jolla,
Calif.
MARGARET
HELBURN
KOCHER
has son Glenn in Boston College Law
School.
Terry working at Wildlife
Management, Chris is
a sophomore at Princeton
an::! daughter Deb still
at home
in Douglaston,
N.Y. Husban::! Eric is Associate
Dean of
the School of International
Affairs
at Columbia.
MARGARETtook a degree in Linguistics
a few years ago and
had just started
to teach it at Adelphi U while she prepares an inservice
course for teachers
in black dialect.
MILDREDCALDWELL
has spent the past 15 years teaching
P.E.
at Bradley U in Peoria, Ill,
where she's Chairman of
the Women's Physical Education Dept.
"DUKE"says she
enjoys the work, even with the college campus turmoil.
IRMASTORYis back in Lancaster,
Ca. after
a stint
at Vandenberg ABo!:Bem commuting monthly to Yuma Marine Air
Station
with side trips
to Oregon and Nebraska--all
on
Government business.
PEn WISSLERROBERTSwrites " since '45 ferried
war wearies,
managed a flite
school in San Jose, but suddenly found
myself about 30 an::! never out of slacks,
so applied for
an overseas job with the State Dept.
While waiting in
D. C. to be processed met an::! married a won::!erful Col.
in the Army's JAG Corps - an::! honeymooned for 3 years in
Francell
He retired
as a B.G. in '63 and is a law professor
at Loyola Law School."
They live in Santa Bar-

bara, Ca. where PEn.has been teaching 4th grade students,


but found the "little
people" too exhausting
an::! is back
being a housewife again.
MARGE
LOGAN
ROLLEan::! her husban::! Ken are back in Montana
where he is Airport Manager of Missoula County airport
while Marge is putting in her last 2 years as a government employee for the Social Security
local office.
They frequently
fly their Bonanza into Logan Field at
Billings,
which was named for her father after his death
in '57.
MARGE
and Ken also enjoy fishing
from their
boat and snowmobiling in the winter--thoroly
enjoying
those wide open spaces.
MARGE
still
holds her rating
of
Major in the AF Reserves.
VIRGINIA YATES, who retired
from active duty with the AF, is
still
pursuing Programming & Management for the government while living in the D. C. area and "bumming" rides
to Europe whenever possible.
LOlA PERKINSRICCI an::! hubby Ed took off a month in AprilMay to fly a Cessna 182, in the company with 5 other
planes,
around South Africa.
Just like ferry daze--lousy radios,
low clouds, short fields,
an::! all "pilotage" ron DELIGHTFUL,all 4000 miles of itl
43-7 - Secretary:

MARYH. BURKE
1250 Afton, Apt.

151,

Houston,

Tex 77055

SYLVIAB. BARTERhas hop.es of returning


to flying now that
the last of her four young adults took her walk down the
aisle,
an::! they are a twosome again.
He is in the food
brokerage business
in San Francisco
and SYLVIAhas a
secretarial
job in Berkeley.
Both enjoy golf an::! the
outdoors as much as possible.
LEXlNORA
HORTON
ANDERSON
is still
an aviation
writer and has
set her goal for three trips
this year.
One to .St.
Croix, Irelan:i an::! Las Vegas--how many did you complete,
NONIE?
GENESMITHWAKELEY
and husban::! have been married 26 years
and says there were the "love interest"
in WIN\\oOD's
(43-7) book "WEWEREWASPS"when they were stationed
at
Mather Field,
Ca. GENE's 14-year old boy Ray was Poster
Boy for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign in Dade County.
Research is the only hope for this disease
an::! GENEasks
that you give generously.
NELLSTEVENSON
BRIGHTis a stockbroker
with Roberts,
Scott
& Co., Inc. (members of the N.Y. Stock Exchange) in
Phoenix.
FRANCES
THOMPSON
HUNTteaches school in Peach Springs,
Ariz.,
where her husban::! also operates
a cattle
ranch.
TOMMIE'sdaughter Terry Lee, 17, is representing
Mohave
County as "Miss Mohave County" in the Miss Arizona Pageant.
JEAN PARKERROSEis still
operating
her highly successful
flight
school at Hawthorne Airport,
Calif.
and participating in as many air races as possible
each year. JEAN
has taken up sailing
since summer and also getting
in
some tennis.
MARYHELENBURKEis assist~t
manager for Ellis
Rudy investments in Houston, Texas.
43-8 - Secretary:
MARY
ESTILL FEARY
P.O. Box 633, New Braunfels,
Texas 78130
MAY BALLPIETZ writes " I have been teaching full time
for five years now. Originally
teaching English in high
am junior high schools am this year initiated
film
courses in our high school.
I teach film study with a
team of teachers
and have several
small workshops in
filmmaking.
It's
relatively
new in the high school
curriculum,
even fairly
rare at universities.
I am in
the process of getting
a secom master's
degree (in
film education)
slowly, so I can enjoy it as I go rather
than work too hard at it."
MAY's married daughter is
teaching French to elementary school children.
One son
in college and younger boy in high school.
IRIS KEILLMAN
SCHUPPbroke her knee cap and had it removed,
but is "up am at 'em again".

JAN! CRAWFORD
EBERLY,besides being a very active goller,
keeps busy with their
12 year old son and 11 year old
daughter.
Her stepson is at Clifton
College, Bristol,
England this year on an "English-Speaking
Union"
scholarship.
Husband Jim has traded interest
in fly_
ing for boating and sailing.
His sailing
leans to the'
Hobie Cat class sailing
on the Potomac, primarily
racing and also in the ocean at Ocean City and Kitty Hawk.
"Jim hasn't
flown for almost two years but still
has the
twin Navion.
If anyone is interested
in buying same,
let us know."
DOROTHY
KIELTYreports
from Italy
that she is living dangerously with her new hobby - riding.
She has been Show
Jumping for the past two years ani writes that it is
the nearest
thing to the feeling
of flying.
This year
at the First
National Show DOROTHY
broke ten ribs ani
suffered
a punctured lung.
After two months she was at
it again and in September broke another two ribs but
bounced back in three weeks.
DOROTHY
says her trouble
is
not having a parachute!
SEE PICTURE.
MARGOT
RECKis serving as head of Missouri Girl's
Goll Association
and is a board member of WOmen's Missouri Goll
Association.
Besides being involved with civic service
groups MARGOT
is a painter
with class meeting at her
studio.
Ani then there are horses I
As St. Joseph
always seems to be on the wa:r to some fascinating
place,
I would like to exteni an invitation
to any travelers.
Plenty of beds and clean air available
in the country.
Change route on address to; Rt 3, St. Joseph 64506.HELENTRIGGLUTShas a ski family and she is conquering the
slopes in an upright
position.
HELENis an expert in
killing
rattle
snakes tho' sheer modesty would prevent
her from saying so.
Selling
real estate
occupies her
time, HEIEN's best customer being her husbani.
They
will be building
their new home this spring on HIS 20
acres near Diamond Springs.
(Where's that?)
El Dorado
wasn't too far from Placerville.
ANDREA
SHAWsends a quick "hi" from Anchorage __so what else
is new, ANDY?
MARJORIESELFRIDGEDRESBACK
and husbani celebrated
St. Pat's
D~ with MARCIAWENZEL
MILNER.
On a trip from New York
to a convention in San Francisco MARCIA detoured by
LaHabra.
Returning east they stopped by El Dorado for
a reunion with HELENTRIGGLUTS. The lniio reunion was
responsible
for getting
these gals together
again.
Check MARGE'saddress:
1320 Walker Lane, La Habra, Ca.
90631.
JOCELYNMOORE
ElfERNHAM
shares many interests
with husbani
Clark, curator
at the San Diego Museum. Daughter Lorraine works at the Zoo in the camera shop and her son
works at the Museum with Dad. JO got together
with
others stationed
at Gardner Field when they had the San
Diego reunion.
IRIS HEILIMANSCHUPPand husband Bill have stayed in one
place now for three years,
which has given IRIS a chance
to expand her gardening interests.
They also go fishing
at every opportunity.
Three of their four children
have
"flown the nest and the youngest is now in high school.
Number one son Bruce has finished
his enlistment
in the
Navy and is working toward a college degree, plus earning
his Private,
Commercial and Instrument
tickets.
IDIS DOBBINAUCHTERIDNIE
served as Convention Coordinator
for
the 1970 Ninety-Nine.convention
at Bretton Woods in July.
Interesting
guests at Convention included Shelia Scott of
Englani, Muriel Morrissey (Amelia Earhart's
sister)
Clarence Chamberlain (pioneer pilot),
Max Conrad and
women pilots
from Columbia, Brazil,
Finland,
Korea, Australia,
Israel
ani Canada.
LOIS had a brief visit
with
JFAN ROSE (43-7) while vacationing
in California.
In
Seattle
IDIS lucked out salmon fishing
and got a 16 pounder.
Then someone else on the dock landed a 381 King
salmon!
PAT JONES PERRYis living with her attorney
husband in Monterey,
Ca., and playing some goll.
When the PPD started
in MTYlast year, PAT got in touch with participant
GENESHAFFERFITZPATRICK(44-1) and they had a reunion
at CLUBIXX overlooking
the 18th green at Pebble Beach.

PAT and GENEhad been stationed


at Gardner Field and
hadn't seen each other since 1950!
PAT's daughter
spent the summer touring Europe.
Her boy is in high
school.
A card received from MARGARET
McNAMARA
SIAYMAKER
gives an
address change to Stanford,
Conn. No news here?
MARYESTILL FEARY,still
interested
in gardening and its
related
activities,
is giving lectures
ani programs and
judging flower shows.
Travel is also a major interest
and this year founi. them on the first
tourist
expedition to the Seychelles
Islands
in the lniian
Ocean.
A
bird-watcher's
paradise!
They also covered Nairobi and
Mombasa, Kenya.
MAXINEEDMONDSON
FIDURNOY
and husband mcien were on Pan
Am's inaugural
747 commercial flight
from New York to
Lonion.
"Fabulousl"
44-1 - Secretary:
MARY
JERSHIN O'ROURKE
1600 South Eads St. Apt 423-N, Arlington,

Va. 22202

CATHERINE
MURPHY
IDRTZwas responsible
for all those champagne corks you heard popping in California.
MURPHand
Chuck rang the wedding bells the eni of August and will
reside in Arcadia.
Chuck is an engineer and MURPH
will
continue as a city official.
She has flown a couple of
times recently
in a Cessna 150 and will get current
again
and maybe go after her flight
instructor
rating.
Chuck
is also a pilot.
MURPH
gained two teenage boys, one in
college ani the other in high school.
ELFANOR
HINKLEVAUGHN
ani husband Ken were located in Fort
Royal, Va. with the Jehovah Witnesses.
They had also
been in Florida and North Carolina.
Their daughter Margaret and son Mike are both married.
ELFANOR
has been
one of the "lost Fifi's".
ANNHOPKINSWHITEhas a new address but no news; 2012 York_
town Court North, League City, Texas 77573.
IDA "SKIP' CARTERis still
the head of the Science Dept. at
U. S. Grant High School in Okla City.
Relaxes with
week-end trips
ani local fishing.
SKIP and RUTHJONES, who is also head of the Science Dept
at Capitol Hill Senior High in Okla City, took off the
day school was out and toured Europe all summer. They
were 14 days on a Norwegian cargo ship and had a ball.
JEANETTEJENKINSflew from- Ohio via Air Canada ani met SKIP
and JONES in Copenhagen.
They all took in the Passion
Play at Oberammergau (perfect
weather!)
and JFANETTE
returned
home in August.
IDRRAlNEFIEDLERRAYMOND
:is reported to be in the Los Angeles
area ani we would like to hear from her.
DEBBIESTEMPLEDICKENS,a non-graduate
of this class,
took
in the start
of the Power Puff Derby at MTYas they
live in nearby Salinas.
So impressed with the planes
taking off that DEBBIEdidn't
read the program in time
to reach GENESHAFFERFITZPATRICKwho was a contestant.
Over a month later,
they finally
got in touch and relived "old times'.
DEBBIEhas a married son living
in
Orange County.
She and husband have bought a home in
Springfield,
Missouri and plan to retire
there in 1974!
DOROTHY
KRASOVEC
EBY, all recovered from her broken leg, has
been going on camping trips
with the family.
When fly_
ing son David to college in Oregon, DOTTIEand airline
pilot husbani flew on to Canada and into Idaho in their
Skylane.
DOTTIEwas amazed at the -courtesy
cars parked
at remote airports
in Idaho and says they are a wonderful convenience.
On the return trip home DOTTIEgot in
some left-seat
time.
MADELON
BURCHAM
HILL checks in from Tigard, Oregon and says
her oldest boy Martin is now in his second year at the
Air Force Academy. Her flying is done in the passenger
seat,
altho the family does allow her to navigate
once
in awhile.
ALBERTA
HUNTNICHOLSON
has been more than busy as Govenor
for the Southwest section
of the 99's.
BETTYWALLROBERTSis running for County Recorder in Faribault,
Minn. Our sympathy to her
on the recent death
of her sister
Mary, who was at Sweetwater for a time.

MARDO
CRANE
is busy with her new book "LADIES
I REV UP YOUR
ENGINES"
which is all about the Power Pui'! Derby.
MARDO
flew the race for the secom time this year and
her team came in fifteenth I Lucky gal MARDO
also won a
doorprize for a ~ek in Acapulco at the race start.
For
those interest
in MARDO'
s other book "FLY-DOWN
OF THE
WASP",there about JO more first editions of this book
for sale.
MARDO
has also been busy as a speaker at
civic organizations,
on the radio and on TV.
FRANCES
JOHNSON
has been doing some hanger fJ.yiilg with
fellows at the office who are working on their commercial
or instructor's
tickets.
FRANwoulrl be happy to show .
WASPvisitors
"Colorful Colorado" where she enjoys fishing, skiing, golfing am swimming, when she isn't driving aroun:i in her favorite Po~sche.
Sad news from Joe A. Scales, who reports that GWEN
died of
cancer in August 1969.
EILEENKEALY
IDRDEN
claims the ''Mother of Students Award" ,
if one is given. Four children in college, UC, UCIA,
UCSBand Santa Monica College; two in high school and
1 still in grade school.
Of the two boys who are working, one has just returned from a tour in Viet Namwith
the Army.
MARY
KOTH
McCABE
is so proud to be a gran:imother that she
doesn't have time to write I
DOLORES
MEURER
REEDjust finished the role of ''Mother of the
Bride"--then she and Bob took off for a vacation in San
Felipe to recoverl
Golfing still
occupies her time J-4
days a week. DOLORES
starts her instrument flight course
before the holidays, having already passed the written.
ADELEF. BEYER
is on the same routine at Cedars Hospital
in Los Angeles. Manageda vacation to Nebraska last
summerto see her family.
DOROTHY
HENRY
was still
last reported in Korea. Anyone have
a new address on this gal?
GENEFITZPATRICK
and daughter Kay came in secom "in the
mother-daughter teams" (there were twol) in this year's
Pow::lerPuff Derby. A broken magnetic compass, directional gyro and a malfunctioning exhaust gas temperature
gauge didn't make the race any easierl
GENEand Kay
gave a recap of their flying experiences before the National ManagementClub at their Novemberdinner meeting
aboard the Princess Louise. GENErecently flew an
Apache from the left seat from Calexico to Hawthorne, Ca.
JEANROSE(43-7) rode right seat.
Other flying trips
have been to Las Vegas; Paso Robles and Clear Lake.
MARY
JERSHIN0 'ROURKE
has been on skates visiting in Panama
over the last holidays; then to ~le
Beach, S.C.; on
to Omaha, Neb, then Easton, Minn for the summer. JERSH
then became involved in the Mexican food business, which
has kept her busy. They are now planning a trip to
Europe am hopes to be in Madrid, Spain for the coming
holiday season.
44-2 - Secretaryl
MARGE
GILBERT
STEWART
55 N. Sheridan Ave, Imianapolis,
In:i. 46219
MIUlRED
GROSSMAN
PAIMER
and husband Bob have just adopted a
seven year old Korean boy "Charlie", who arrived in the
. States last April.
MARGARET
EHLERS
TWITOam husbam Waynetraveled to the Holy
Land last September.
MARY
ELLENKEILis hoping to be the first ex-WASPto lam on
the Moonl But is flying a Cessna 172 right now. Oh
weIll
BETTYLeFEVRE
has been scuba diving for the past two years
as her latest hobby. Spent a month last year in the
Virginia Islan:is where she am her husbam did a lot of
diving.
They have one married son, daughter at Emerson
College and another daughter in high school.
Visited
with JEANMOORE
SOARD
44-2 in Winterlan:i, Fla.
FRANSMITHTUCHBAND
is relaxing and leading "the lazy life".
Secom son just married.
JEANMOORE
SOARD
woulrl like to have a reunion at Disneylam
EAST,which was to open in October 71 in Florida.
How
many are interested?
JEANsays KIT MacKETHAN
McGDmand
MARY
"SANDY"
SAUNDERS
WILSON
also live in the Orlamo
area.

ESTHER
E. NOFFKE
received an appointment to the Women's
Advisory Committee on Aviation.
ESTHER
also attemed
the National Congress on Aerospace Education in Seattle
this past March.
MARY
L. HECKMAN
is running a Blood Bank am says deposits
are always welcomeANYWHERE.
MARY
is a hospital lab
technician am says "haven't flown in years--too expensive, darn it."
44-3 - Secretary I ISABELLE
G. McCRAE
P.O. Box 452, LemonGrove, Calif. 92045
VIVIANGILCHRIST
NEMHAUSER
does the bookkeeping for her
doctor husbam in NewYork. Twoof their children are
with Friems World College in England. Their other
daughter Jane just graduated from Friends Seminary and
is now in San Diego. VI reports a neighborhood project
in N.Y. where the residents have developed their own
health center for a deprived area.
DELROSE
"SISSY" SIEBERsays I ''Mylife seems dull in comparison to some of the sophisti--cats "
MAXINE
MOAGUE
HARVEY
has four wonderful children who are
all practically
grown now. Eldest son Dowjust graduated from Stanford in June.
DOTTIEMOUTON
ROONEY
has retired from her job at Norton
AFB. She and husband Pat travel a lot and have been
getting in some trout fishing and horseback riding.
DOTTIEmanaged a visit with EVIETAYLOR
WAHLBORG
in
Bakersfield on a recent trip.
DOTTIEis now planning
on entering the Head Start Program.
JEANNE
WAGNER
SIMPSON
has four boys and has started an
aviation club at the local high school.
Says JEANNE,
"It's great to get these kids started in their flying
and groun:i school. Really fun to see their eagerness."
JUILETJENNER
STEGEand husband made the San Diego reunion
and got in much hanger flying with ISABELLE
McCRAE.
EUNICE
BOARDMAN
sends glowing reports of life in our 50th
State.
She remodeled property purchased there and is
living in her apartment, with the main house rented out.
EUNICEopened an art and craft store to keep busy.
Manyvisitors keep her in contact with the "outside
world" that the radio and press doesn't cover.
ANNDARR
was the winner of DISCOVERY
'70, a real recognition for a poet I The winning 5-page poem was all
about flying.
The Poetry Center program says about
ANN: "Iowa born, armed with a University degree, I came
to N.Y. to seek my fortune, found radio.
I have been a
reporter, cook, actress, model, election board official,
peace marcher and a pilot (with commercial mult-engine
license and an Armyinstrument instructor's
rating)-towed targets in B-26' s during WWII. Mypsychonalist
husband and I have three daughters and live in Marylam.
I've published in 28 places, have a book making the
rounds. I've been lucky to have--for poetry's sake-Irish madness, total curiosity,
a mind organized on the
Collier Brothers Plan, passion am laughter.
One more,
persistance."
ANNhas one daughter who finished the
Royal Academyof Art in N.Y., and one studying the
theater in N.Y. and the third one does everything I
MARY
TALIAFERRO
GIIMORE
WALLACE
is still in Corpus Christi
and says it is wonderful to read all the WASP
news.
CANyou imagine MARCELLA
FRIEDLUCIERwith eleven children?
"CHARLEY"
says she is also about to become a grandmotherl CHARLEY
and husband Phil get around the country
a good bit in the companyjet commander.
SHIRLEY
HAUGAN
WUNSCH
has a new address in st. Louis. No
flying, just skiis and plays tennis.
BETTYJANEHANSON
ERENBERG
has a daughter Robin in the Navy.
Oldest son Bill with Northwest Airlines, A & Prated.
Co-pilot son Robert and BJ flew fami~ Mooneyout from
Minnesota for a lovely visit with KIP HUMPHREYS,
where
they took in the Cambridge Races from KIP's family
yaoht Halycon IV. Son Richard Jr. is married and has
a daughter.
MARY
WATERS
deLAETspent her third summersailing in Europe.
MARY
has sailed from England, aroum France to Portugal
and Spain. Their boat is now in Mallorco. Sailed to
Greece in June.

MARY
P. MaaLEOD
LOOMS
is busy traveling and wishes she
couJd log all of her cOJDlllercialflying timet
ANNBROTHERS
FRINKmanages to keep quite busy taking care
of home, fami]y am job school teaching.
ANNsoloed
her son at age 16 am now he has every rating in the
book practical]y qy age 18, except his ATPt He is a
senior in college and is 21 now. Daughter almost 16
but not too air-mimed yet. ANNis a capt. in the
CAPam comucting a ground school.
JIMMYPARKER
GlASSERREESlives in Monterey with her John
am little
daughter Mol]y. Weall remember John who
used to f]y into Sweetwater regular]y with his little
black Cocker Spaniel--to visit J:immy,of course. They
were both at the reunion am married short]y thereafter.
Jimmyhas two grown sons who live with their father in
Phoenix. JIMMYhas been grounded for sometime but intems getting back into flying and maybe try a race or
two.
.
44-4 - Secretaryl
ALYCE
STEVENS
ROHRER
3600 Landfair Rd. Pasadena, ca. 91107
MERIEM
ROBY
ANDERSON
writes that she was presented with a
darling little
granddaughter June 28. Son Roby is still
in military school and will make the military his career,
HuSbam Harry, in the banking business, fims time to
enjoy ranch where MERIEM.
spems most of her time. She
raises registered Appaloosa horses am has buffalo,
burros, game birds, dogs and cats.
Dead End Ranch sounds
interesting
imeed.
MERIEM
sends her phone number 5837149 in case any WASP
friems decide to fly by Eureka,
Kansas which is .about 60 mi NEof Wichita.
FlORABELLESMITHREECEsays she is now twice a grandmother.
She makes her home with husbam Ralph at 107 Lukens Pl.
in Glemale, ca. Son Rusty was married this summerand
attends Occidental College,' FlORABELLEhas her teaching credential and though she is not working this year
she does plan to go back to teaching eventual]y.
With
all the WASPS
in the area, FlORABELLEwouJd love to
visit with anyone coming through Glendale.
HAZEL
STAMPER
HOHN
is doing quite a bit of aviation history
writing and has sold a story on the first crossing of
the English Channel by plane to "Children's Activities."
HAZEL
also reports "at a NewYears Pan Amparty in Reno
I met the wife of one of the captains who turned out to
be a Canadian girl (Mary Gann, maiden name) who was in
the tower at Dorval Airdrove, Montreal, Canada during
the war. She remembers we WASP
ferry pilots coming in
to ferry RCAFplanes.
With her in the tower was another
ferry pilot who flew fighters in England, Marian Orr.
Somegirls may remember talking to a womantower operator at Dorval." HAZEL
also says she has heard from Bill
Hebenstreet, former WASP
instrument instructor,
and that
he is flying Lear Jets in Kansas City, Mo.
FRANCFS
STANDEFER
ACKER
left for an extemed trip to Japan
am the Far East ear]y this summer. She was accompanied
qy husbam Don, now a full Colonel.
Twonon-graduates from 44-4 would like to get their names
on the record so that they can keep in touch with their
former classmates.
VIVIANDAVIS,9932 Robbins Dr., Bever]y Hills, calif and JEANHOOPFS
PARKER,
Rt. 2 Box 1633,
Sandy, Oregon.
MARGARET
CHURCH
has been found at ll3 E. Elfin Green, Port
Hueneme, Ca.
GREYALLISON
DUNLAP
has found another of the Sweetwater
instructors:
Capt-. R. S. Kramer, American Air Lines,
Love Field, Dallas, Texas.
JEANNETTE
C. KARlSis a major in the Air Force am working
as Chief of Consolidated Base Personnel Office.
Looking forward to retirement in next two years.
FRACFS
STANDEFER
ACKER
said son John graduated from Pilot
. Training at Vance AFBOklahomain March. Husbam Don
made full Colonel in June in the Medical Corps. "We
are an all Air Force fami]y."
MADGE
LEONMOORE
is enjoying life as the wife of a retired
Air Force pilot and mother of two handsome teenage boys.
LOUISEBRAND
HYDE
flew in the PPDbut had a faulty magnetic
compass that eliminated her from the race on first day.

RUTHSHAFER
FlEISHERis keeping busy with some flight instruction, A.F. Reserve work at. Homestead AFB, Aero
Club and taking an aeronautical course in college.
Plus trying to keep a husbarrl, fami]y (parents) and two
dogs organizedt
JEANMcCART
and partner have purchased the Bever]y-Cross
EmploymentAgency and JEANhas been on TV, Channel 13 in
Los Angeles, giving job interviews and opportunities.
JEANalso has a Westwoodoffice located at 1281 Westwood Blvd., and anyone who knows of need for these services, either employer or employee, shouJd look JEANup.
44-5 - Secretary:
MARTHA
MACE
BOSHART
620 E. Washington St., Washington, Iowa 52353
PATKENWORTHY
NUCKOLS
is impressed with the achievements of
former WASPS
and wouJd like some of her classmates to
contact her.
GLORIA
W. HEATH
is in business for herself as a consultant
for air safety and has been working with others on the
problems of space.
MURIEL
KIFSTERMARTIN
is involVed in running .not on]y her
fami]y of four charming children, but a grams on age
two. MURIEL
has a day camp during the summer.
MARTHA
MACE
BOSHART,
a widow since 1968, lives is Iowa with
her 14 year old son Jeff.
Suzy .is 20 and studying this
year in Perugia, Ita]y.
Mike is 24 and married.
HOLLY
HOIJ.INGER
GRASSO
and 16 year old son Ramy took a 7week World Tour. Flying in many airplanes brought back
memories of ferrying planes into strange airports for
HOLLY.WhenWWIHanger 9 was dedicated at Brooks AFB
in San Antonio on June 9 as a museum, thanks were sent
HOLLY
for supplying WASP
roster so that we couJd all
participate
in this emeavor - preserving the past in
aviation historyl
MARJORY
FOSTER
MUNN
is still reliving the memories of the
last reunion.
JEANNE
L. McSHEEHY
liIRSpromoted to a Lt. Col. in the Air
Force Reserve.
AlMANElI50M
FORNAL
is engaged as a Head Start Teacher for
the past 5 years.
Her husbam retired from the Air
Forae 6 years ago and is now working for TRWin San
Bernardino.
MARGARET
BERGH
McGLINN
has daughter Patty in college in N.
Y. and daughter Gayle in high school. MARGE
wouJd like
to hear from some of the gals on the East coast.
CAROL
E. BRINTON
is reported to be living at Newcastle in
northern california.
Does anyone have her address?
44-6 - Secretary: BEVERLY
BEFSEMYER
Rt. 3 Lake of the Cherokee, Grove, Okla. 74344
GlOORGIA
GEHRING
has a new addressl
Box 5 Star Rte. Carmel
Valley, Ca. GlOORGIA
teaches gifted children in 7-8
grades in Salinas.
She was stationed at Lubbock, Texas.
GlOORGIA
was renewing acquaintenances while working at
the start of the PPDin Monterey this summer.
BETTY
WILLIAMS
served two weeks reserve time in the new
Federal Building in West Los Angeles am came away with
a Lt. Col rank. BETTY
works for Lockheed in the publicity department am spems her week ends cruising the
waters from San Diego to Santa Barbara in her 42' houseboat, apt]y named "The EXecutive Suite".
BETTY'sproject
is to get the WASPfilms in order and she is making progress along this line.
BARRY
VINCENT
SMITHsays the 25th Reunion was one of the
greatest things that ever happened to -her and is already
looking forward to the next one.
MARY
REINEBERG
McDARGH
wrote from Ft. Lauderdale "where the
collegians are" and that she was relaxing after unloading a houseful of womerful kids I
LORRAINE
R. LASSWELL
is in the insurance business in Albuquerque, N.M.
MARY
RETICKWELLS
has her flying confined to models--free
flight and U controll
MARY
has some of her paintings
on display at the Club and JUSTINEFLETCHER
WXlD'shusband recognized her name on one of them and gave her a
call.

MARION HAGEN BOOTH MAYFIELD had a busy 1969. Sold her


beautiful home in the country with its )t acres, had a
cancer operation and remarried.
Verne is a real outdoorsman and also hunter. In her travels around Sacramento MARION found another WASP by the name of LOURETTA, but did not get her maiden name or classl LOURETTA is in the real estate business.
DOROTHY B. HINES MOSHER says she married 21 years ago and
met Foster while flying B-26's on tow-target missions
at Tyndall Field, Fla. DOTTIE has three daughters and
assorted four-legged critters that wander over their 20
acres. They live only a mile from the Waukesha County
Airport and would welcome any old pals who drop by.
SUZZNNE DeLANO PARISH flies her Baron whenever business or
pleasure warrants.
Both she and Pete are instrument
rated. SUZANNE also has her Sea rating plus multi-engine.
JANET LEE HUTCHINSON SIMPSON has a kindergarten and nursery
school in Ruxton, Md. with 146 children. JAN is also in
the horse business at Shenandoah Downs in W. Va. where
she trains 4 race horses, and says she is doing greatl
, Been training since 1965.
MARY GOSNELL CHAPPELL is building a new house in the mountains and starting a child care center in Woodland Park,
Colorado.
JOAN MICHAELS LEMLEY, now at Vero Beach, recently met EVELYN TRAMMELL 4)-6 and had a good visit.
FRANKIE LOVVORN BRETHERICK is grounded due to a functional
heart condition, but is so busy with garden club, audubon society that she doesn't have much free time.
After living 19 years in Pennsylvania FRANKIE has to
learn a new type of gardening in Florida.
MARY SHOEMAKER SZABLOWSKI has her license for Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has set up an office for private
practice in her home. MARY also continues in her regular job as school social worker for the Los Angeles
City Schools and will ,be there until eligible for retirement.
BETTY THOMPSON SHARR has "no news to speak of" from Caliente,
Calif. Not even the weather?
MARY BREIDENBACH HANSEN and husband Victor have a view that
won't stop from the Palos Verdes Peninsula wilere they
reside at 28747 Crest Ridge Road. MARY is a technical
artist and illustrator for North American and Victor
works for Autonetics.
LAURA RUTLEDGE GILMER is still directing aircraft on radar
at Davis Montham RAPCON center. Her son Monte is a
senior at high school and quite a jumper so LARRY is
learning the horse business from the ground up.
BEV BEESEMYER arrived at her new home in Oklahoma even before the kitchen cabinets had been installed I Eager?
BEV has semi-retired from business, left the Los Angeles
area after 20 years, and is looking forward to just
fishing and boating. BEV has also started
painting
classes and has been collecting driftwood for candlemaking.
Her new home on the Lake of the Cherokee
sounds great. "Had forgotten what the weather was like,
(being a native Californian) when we were at Sweetwater,
so all this thunder and lightning takes one back to the
'good old days.' ".
44-7 - Secretary:
BETTY PSrTITT NICHOLAS
125 West 82-Street, Indianapolis, Ind. 46260
MARY JEAN BARNES STURDEVANT is now residing in Belleville,
Ill. Col. Philip is stationed at Scott Air Force Base
in MAC Headquarters.
BETTY ROTH CROSS had some radical surgery for cancer after
the reunion and was chomping at the bit to get back to
work. Eldest son Don took basic at Sheppard Field,
Texas, then to Chanute AFB for more training and is now
back at George AFB here in Calif.
Carl and BETTY JO STREFF REED have a beautiful Cessna )20
and have been flying allover, including a trip to
Mazatlan with four children for last Christmas. Son
Guy is in the Warrant Officer camidate helicopter
service training at Ft. Wolters, Texas (Mineral Wells).
Guy got his Private license the day before he left.

BEVERLY FRISBIE CARRUTH is in the insurance business in


Chicago under the name of R. Hill Carruth & Son. BEV
wanted to make the reunion but had an operation on her
back instead for removal of a ruptured disc.
EDITH UPSON SMITH reports she has heard from BEEJAY OVERMAN
am BERTA PASKVAN KINNEY, both 44-7, and that they are
all fine.
ALBERTA PASKVAN KINNEY says all that has changed with her
is the address. Otherwise, "Status Quo".
VELTA HANEY BENN is now living in Alexamria,
Virginia.
OPAL VIVIAN HICKS FAGAN "would love to hear from any of my
old classptates if you ever come to Hawaii. Mrs. John
Fagan in the phone book.
MARGARET PARISH GARLAND had a reunion dinner in Washington
last May with BETTY OVERMAN BROWN and SCOTTY BRADLEY
GOUGH, both 44-7. PEn hopes to contact other classmates the next time she is in the area.
ANN PEDRONCELLI PIERCE's accomplishments are in the golf
department these days. ANN won the Thunderbird CC in
Palm Springs and Bel Air C.C. Los Angeles championshipsl Congratulations ANNI
JEAN LANDA made a couple of trips to Mexico this year and
is interested in knowing of any WASPS living in Mexico City, so that she can visit them in future trips.
JOAN ALLEN McKESSON was one of the fireballs behim the San
Diego reunion last April that was such a huge success.
(SEE ARTICLE).
JOAN am family are also boating enthusiasts.
JOAN was "lost" for many years and would
like to bring you up-to-date on the missing years:
After deactivation JOAN returned to USC where she studied to be an Occupational Therapist.
Upon graduation
in 1949 JOAN went to work as a registered occupational
therapist in Los Angeles and was married to Ben in 1950.
She and Ben worked and traveled in Europe, where they
lived in France am Spain for three years. First son
was born in Madrid. In 1956 Ben returned to USC to
study law and received his LLB in 1960 and has been
with the State of California Attorney General's office.
In 196) their home and belongings were destroyed or
washed away in the Baldwin Hills Reservoir failure.
All pictures, yearbooks, documents, memomentos, uniforms,
wings etc. were lost. In 1968 they moved to San Diego
with their two sons and that was when JOAN found BONNIE
DORSEY SHINSKY 44-8 and MEREDITH ROLFE CAMPBELL 4)-5.
BERNICE FALK HAYDU has been working very hard on the WASP
exhibit at the Smithsonian.
(SEE ARTICLE)
Bee is also
busy with her real estate business and studying to become a broker.
BETTY PETTITT NICHOLAS has taken on a new job assignment as
department manager for the insurance company where she
works. Recently spent an evening with ESTHER BERNER
4)-) and MADGE MINTON 4)-4. BETTY keeps her Cessna 150
and flies as often as possible, which is NOT often
enoughl She came in 16th out of 49 entered in the FAIR,
99 air race.
44-8 - Secretary:
PAT THOMAS GLADNEY
889 Highland Circle, Los Altos, Calif. 94022
MARTHA EMILY METZ GlLE .sends in a report that her boy Emory
Bearden is 19 and atteming Central Piedmont Junior
College. Little Martha Gile is only 6 am just started
school this year.
GIDRGIA "BErTY" SWAN KIN::ZDONis still having fun with the
horses--one walking horse in show training and BErTY
also raises some nice saddlebreds.
Husband Fred is
Chief, Systemsworthiness Analysis Program in Atlanta
with the FAA.
BONNIE DORSEY SHINSKI was too busy organizing the San Diego
reunion to send any news. Maybe next time?
ANNE DAILY MARSHALL moved back to Phoenix last summer and
still plodding along am teaching.
DORIS ANDERSON DANIEL was at the Imio reunion but somehow
her name did not get on the list. DORIS lives in the
Dallas area now.
MARGARET STANDISH is back in Burbank with Lockheed as a
Design Engineer.

VIRGINIA FISHER WISE has located


another WASPin Tallahassee - ELIZABE:rHHARMON
MITCHELLBANE43-4.
No
other news.
PATTYSHERIoKlOD
is still
at the Palo Alto Clinic as an x-ray
technician.
PATTYtook a boat trip down the Colorado
River this summer.
BEVERLYJ. DIETRICH WILKINSONhas been located
at Rt. 1
Box 727R, Tucson, Ariz.
Married in 1952 she has a
boy Brad 12 and a girl
Leslie age 7.
BEV got her BS
at UC in Economics and her Masters in 1964.
Husband
Jimmy was with the Special
Service Division
of the Air
Force in Germany in 1949-52 and 56-59.
Also served in
Alaska and Thailand.
BEV and Jimmy also enjoy traveling around in their
trailer.
Jimmy is a flight
instructor at the Freeway Airport
in Tucson.
PAT THOMAS
GlADNEYflew in this year's
Pow:ier Puff Derby
and also busy with her Persian
cat business.
44-9

- Secretary:
BETTYSTAGGTURNER
7746 Bluecrystal
Ct., Cincinnati,
Ohio 45224

ANITA BRONKEN
MATTHE'tl ("Antenna Broken") lives with her engineer husband Mort and six year old son Kent 42 miles
from New York City.
Their summer home is on the river
at Litchfield,
Conn., where they swim, ski, tennis,
bowl and just enjoy life.
Their flying
is strictly
commercial and already Kent has logged his 30th jet
flight
visiting
relatives
in California
and Wisconsin.
NORMA
BOSTONDOUGIAShas taken on a seven year old boy to
raise.
Her daughter Barbara attends
Milliken
University in Decatur,
Ill.
ANNGRIFFIN GUSZER has recently
moved to Lake Candlewood in
the Danbury, Conn. area.
ANNteaches
French at Newton
High School and does her flying
in a Piper Cherokee.
ANNsoloed her oldest
boy Douglas last summer when he
was 18.
They flew to South Caicos for last Christmas.
MARGARET
JONES moved to Corpus Christi
last April.
In May
she got her 15-year Pin for teaching
at Del Mar College.
After several
operations
and four heart attacks
MARGARET
says she is feeling
fine again.
In fact,
has
been "moonlighting"
teaching
speech reading for Accelerated
Education Schools of Dallas and reports
"one
of their
students
is reading over 17,000 words a minutel" MARGARET
would be glad to see any WASPSwho come
to the "Sparkling
City by the Sea."
VI NISLEY VANDELDONhas an interior
decorating
shop in
Palm Springs.
MARJORIECHRISTIANSENhas a new address near the Santa Cruz
mountains:
16364 Roseleaf
Ct., Los Gatos, Calif.
LILLIAN "JAY" GLEZENWRAYrecently
heard from SARAHALlSHOUSEGLEESON. "Nothing else new."
JEAN DOWNEY
HARMAN
had an article
on camping recently
printed in CAMPING
GUIDE. JEEP and husband John also toured England and Holland in 1969.
MILDREDHOUSEFERREEhas a son Charles at stanford
U.
"LITTLE HOUSE"is secretary
to the president
of Well_
esley College.
ROSALIE PHILLIPS JOHNSONhas two daughters
in high school
and a third
studying
to be a medical assistant.
ROSA_
LEA began selling
real estate
early this year.
ESTHERSTAHRCUDDINGTON
has won blue ribbons for her oils.
When she visited
with BETTYRIDDLEMARTINthey talked
"WASPtalk"
for two daysl
ESTHERalso managed a trip
to the Bahamas and took in the National
Rodeo Finals
in OKC.
HELENJOHNSONCANNON
not only broke 80 on the golf course,
but has been elected
the first
president
of the Nevada
Women's Golf Association.
HELENwas also elected
president
of the Nevada School Trustee Association.
MARTHA
SARAGERREVELhad a great time visiting
with Lt. Col.
JOANOUlSTED44-9 in Honolulu and reports
JOANhas a
beautiful
penthouse apartment
overlooking
all of Waikiki.
MARTHA'seldest
son Steve was married after
graduation from USC.
BARBARA
HERSHEYTUCKERrecently
did a tour of Tokyo-Taipe1_
Osaka, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapor.

MAGGIEGEE was called by JEEP HARMAN


last winter after
no
contact
for 20 years or more.
MAGGIEwas amazed at
the ease of conversation
after
such a lapse of time I
"Being a WASPis like belonging
to an exclusive
sorority--we
came from all walks of life
and yet there
is a nice comradship in wanting to hear news and still
see each otherl"
PENNYPEIRCE GARRETTis building
her own cabin near Colorado Springs.
It is just a shell
this year because of
her limited
knowledge of carpentering,
wiring and
plumbing.
MARYHELENGOSNELLCHAPPELLhas the cabin
next door.
PENNYworks as a librarian
at Peterson
Field and has an excellent
view of Pikes Peak and the
Rampart Range.
Her eldest
son is 21 and drives
an ambulence in Viet Nam. Clark is 16 and a senior in high
school and 19 year old Gail is going to business
school.
This was the third year that Gail has taken pictures
of
tourists
from the summit of Pikes Peak.
MARY-ANN
HOYTKURTZhas a permanent address in Ohio now that
her Lt. Col. husband has retired
from the Air Force.
MARJORIEOSBORNENICOL still
teaching
English to new Canadians and finds this type of work fascinating.
All 5
children
are fine:
Keith 19 at UBC studying math; Tom
17 and a good student
in third year of secondary school;
Bruce 15 average student
but excells
in sports;
Janet
13 a beautiful
blonde, quiet and excellent
studentj
Jerome 6 is just starting
school.
Older boys are both
excellent
skiiers
and golfers.
BETTYMARTINRIDDLEand husband Howard took in a program
for Corporate Pilots
in Denver, which United gives at
their
Training
Center.
They hope to return
to Denver
this fall
for the National
Business Aircraft
Assoc.
Convention and at that time will try to contact
other
WASPSin the area.
Last trip had a wonderful reunion
with BETTYJO REED44-7.
Son Steve is a ground school
instructor
at Mineral Wells.
DOROTHY
P. ESTEP is a consultant
for Child Welfare and Attendance in Redwood City.
ELAINEHARMON
is looking forward to the new Roster in order
to track down some of her classmates.
MARYANNBALDNER
GORDON
was expecting
to be transferred
to
a new post as her Col. husband is still
on active duty
in the Air Force with Headquarters
MAC.
. BETTYSTAGGTURNERhad her 10 year old daughter Judy operated on for a goiter
on April 3.
April 4 they found
daughter
Pat, age 22, also had a toxic goiter,
but she
was treated
with a radio-active
iodine "cocktail".
which dissolved
the goiter,
so surgery was not required.
April 12 their
children
surprised
them with a champagne
party for their
25th wedding anniversary.
And BETTY
always said that she knew everything,
but was SHE surprisedl
BETTYalso took all of her WASPmemoriabilia
to Wright-Patterson
Air Force Museum and ran into Major
DORADOUGHERTY
STROTHER43-), who was spending her two
weeks of active
reserve
duty at the museum. OORA
could use practically
everything
BETTYbrought.
(SEE
ARTICLE) BE:rTYalso joined a golf league and has really
been bitten
by the bugl
44-10

- Secretary:
22 Stadium

SARAPAYNEHAYDEN
Rd., Methuen, Mass. 01844

THElMAHENCHMILLERskiis
in Vermont and New York State during the winter and, if she ever got her radio's
fixed,
planned to fly during the spring and summer.
BARBARA
BRADLEY
CIARKEhas been found by HAZEL STAMPERHOHN
44_4.
BARBARA
is now Mrs. Sam Clarke,
7275 Lakewide
Dr., Reno, Nevada.
SUZETTEVan DAELLDOUGIAShad an opportunity
recently
to fly
a Cessna 310 as copilot
and said it had every instrument available.
"You turn buttons
and it flies
by itself--a
far cry from the railroads
I used to guide by
at Sweetwater."
AIISA CONNOLLY
SIMONSON
was hospitalized
most of last year
and to Feb.
Reports that she is hanging in there and
says the WASPreunion had no bearing on her ill
health I

RUTH GIASER GURSE and husband Ross live in Carmichael now


and had a recent reunion with MARION HAGEN MAYFIELD
44-6. These two gals were last stationed together at
Big Springs Hospital with RUTH having her allergies
checked and MARION down with pneumonia.
Our sympathy to MARTHA BLAIR GAUNCE who lost her dentist
husband in an auto accident last year.
FRANKIE YEARWOOD would like to have a "get-together" with
gals in her area--"like anywhere East of Texas".
KATHLEEN HIWBRAND
busy with the 99's, joined Silver Wings
and Aviation Council of New Jersey. Attends as many
meetings as possible and flies to them whenever airplane available.
KAY is still working at Bendix Teterboro and celebrated 20 years with them in Oct. 1969.
J~iEL ESTES has moved from Kansas to Michigan and is responsible/for locating a former WASP instructor John
Dickey, Jr.
.
VIRGINIA McPIKE COAKLEY is at the same old stand in Rye,
N.Y. with "no news here"l
MAJOR NINA K. MORRISON expects to retire from USAF in July
1971 and remain in Hawaii foreverl
Her "come see me"
brought Llc YVONNE PATEMAN 43-5, who visited her while
on TDY from Viet Nam, also Llc ANN JOHNSON 43-1 in
from Viet Nam. CAPPY met EUNICE BOARDMAN 44-3 on a
visit to Kauai. BUCKY was also over for a visit as was
DOTTIE NAGEL lREIAND 44-10.
Sympathy also to MILLICENT PErERSON YOUNG who's husband was
killed in a mine accident near Buena Vista, Colo. in
August, 1969. She takes care of the three youngest
children and is a case worker for County Welfare.
ErHEL LYTCH MILLER has a new address in Arizona.
CATHERINE
McGRATH HENSE got the address when she visited ErHEL
this summer.
PAM CARR was flown home from the South Pacific with a
serious central nervous system problem.
PAM is now at
home (Pasadena?) and welcomes phone calls, cards or a
visit.
Please call 660-0192 before visiting as PAM
gets out as much as possible on short visits to the
park.
ANN "ROONEY" ATKEISON has a battery of writers working for
her as she is responsible for the technical data in the
structural repair manuals on F-8 Crusaders and A-7
Corsairs flown by the Navy, Air Force and the French
Navy. ROONEY has spent this whole year getting the
ROSTER in order. Four typists quit, the printer refused to work on the "copy" but now she thinks she has
things squared a.IaY. It was a messl Our thanks to
you ANNIE--know it will be a job well donel
MARY CEYANES WAGNER spent three days with ANN ATKErSON in
her camper. MARY has an airport on their farm and the.
hanger is across the runway from the house. It is an
asphalt strip 3500', so you-all come.
VIRGINIA HASH finished her second term as President of the
Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association in August.
She was
appointed to the Women's Advisory Committee on Aviation
a year ago and also attended the AOPA Plantation Party
in Florida and was on the law panel. Regular work keeps
.her busy trying lawsuits.
FRANCIE MEISNER PARK has gone back to school--ground and
flight to renew her Flight Instructor's rating. Says
it took awhile to find that the lift vectors, quantities, components and other new-fangled nonsense didn't
change the flight characteristics of the airplane since
she tried it 23 years ao. Now, here's a switchl Son
Steve paid for Mama's flying lessons I Steve is now at
the U of Missouri, AFROTC and also does a bit of wrestling. Daughter Jonnie made a grandmother out of FRANCIE in July.
ROSA CHARLYNE CREGER has a new Air Force blue Cadillac
named (what else?) "Fifi". CHARLYNE was Chief of the
Anesthesia Dept. of Louisiana State Hospital in Baton
Rouge, but gave that up to free-lance at hospitals in
the Ark-La-Tex area. CHARLYNE is also engaged in minor
research in new agents--and in her spare time does yard
work, breeds and sells Champion Australian Terriers.
ELEANOR COLLINS FAUST has moved to Brownsville, Vermont and
the welcome mat is out (Skiers, notel). Husband commutes, one chick left, one married and two in college.

NANCY MAYES enjoyed a three-week trip to Europe, London,


Amsterdam, Brussells, Lucerne, Oberammergau for the
Passion Play; Venice, Florence, Rome, Capri, Nice and
Paris. NANCY was also promoted to Lt. Col. in the AF
Reserves, effective this December 5, 1970. This also
completes her 20 years for retirement.
LOUISE ~~GOON THOKEY recovered from a serious operation in
time to move into her new home last December, then
back into the hospital for another operation in Jan.
Reports Debbie in the 8th grade and David in 5th, both
doing just fine.
ErHEL LYTCR MILLER transferred to Luke AFB last summer where
husband is Vice-Commander of the 26th Air Division.
Oldest daughter is married to a medical student at UC
and presented ErHEL with a grandson this year. Youngest daughter is a freshman at Northern Arizona U. Our
sincere sympathy to you for son Bill who was killed in
Viet Naln in April. His twin is at the U of III getting
a Master's Degree in Environmental Geology.
JACQUELINE RILEY ZERAULT has been politicing and won a seat
on the Berrien County Board of Commissioners.
Seems
the highlight of the year was a Christmas visit with
RU'rH REESE PHILLIPS 44-10 in Mexico, along with
JEAN TERRELL MORENO, plus husband and six of their 10 children. Reports THAT party was just great and uninterrupted by newspapers, radio or television.
RUTH's
ranch is at Sabinas, Coahuila.
RUTH REES PHILLIPS reports the same. RUTH and husband Duke
fly over to Dallas occasionally to see their two sons
who are in boarding high.school.
Two girls still at
home. Duke reported "TERRELL" made a dandy landing in
their Cherokee Six--and after 25 yearsl Their ranch
must be sort of remote as RUTH says they are still having Indian poaching trouble for venison.
FLORENCE EMIG WHEElER is a homemaking teacher at Healdsburg
Sr. High School. Husband Marshall is a U.S. History
p~of there and at Santa Rosa Jr. College.
FLO and
daughter Paula had a six-week stay in Mexico attending the Colegio Americana de Torreon A. C. taking history of Mexico, music, Spanish and Mexican culture. Son
Keith is in the 8th grade and daughter Paula is in 7th.
DOLORES LAMB is a counselor at Jordan High in Long Beach.
MARGIE WAKEHAM 43-6 was visiting her in early November
and says she owns the MEXICO LINDO restaurant in San
Juan Capistrano.
MARGIE, who retired a Major.in the AF
in 1964 said that BETTY SHEA BOYD recently flew down
from CARMICHAEL, CALIF. for a visit.
MARTY WYALL gave a rundown on her falnily. "All the Navy boys
are discharged (2) and headquartered at the farm. Sandy
22 spent nine weeks in summer on campus at Indiana U
with John 19. Sandy has been offered a job as co-pilot
on a DC-3 for Zollner Corp, which is only part-time.
Cary, 23, just returned yesterday from San Diego after
two weeks reserve training on a destroyer.
Pete is in
the 10th grade and Martha the 8. Pete plays football
and Gene takes the varsity pictures, so we attend every
game.

II

SARA PAYNE HAYDEN says she has been having some trouble getting her mail unless it is addressed to "SARA P."
UNCIASSIFIED

AND INSTRUCTORS

E.O. CLINNE LOVVORN has moved from Dallas to Odessa and


would like to hear from any WASP's.
E.O. EILEEN W. BRISTOL took an early retirement from Pan
Am last October and has been "busy-busy" ever since.
E.O. HALLY STIRES is still commuting between Tucson and Los
Angeles.
Has been too busy over the years to even take
a vacation, but is making plans now to remedy that bit.
HALLY and ALIAIRE BENNErT 43-7 own A-Z Pet Supply and
Pet Ranches of Tucson.
JOHN DICKEY, JR. has been located at 3801 Glenmont Dr., Ft.
Worth, Texas 76133 by JEWEL ESTES 44-10.
FRED BUNYAS lives in Tennessee with his falnily of 3 daughters. FRED is an aviation writer and published a book
"YOUR' JET 'l'ESTPILOT RATING."
Yes, he is still testing
jets.

The fun and excitement of those three years together


will never be forgotten by CARO and her fellow flyers: WIN
Vo\JOD 43-7, CARYL JONES STORTZ 43-5, DOT SWAIN LEWIS 44-5,
HARRIET "Choo" TRAIN BlAKE 44-6 and DUKE CALDWELL.
CARO's
brother Bob came to visit one weekend and it was more of an
"experience" than a visitl He had hoped to take CARO out
to dinner and a quiet casual chat, but when visitors arrived
"the whole gang'was included in all activities", so it was
quite a dinner party. Florida was a wonderful place to live
during the post-war period because the military planes and
pilots were adjusting to general aviation status. The
climate made flying a year-round business
.In March 1947 CARD pooled her efforts with other women
in the Florida Chapter of Ninety-Nines and promoted the
first All Woman Air Show in Tampa, Florida.
CARD was picked
for the Sailplane Act, not because she could soar, but because she knew Kim Schribner, Pan American Master Pilot, who
gave his glider for the act.
This same weekend was also historic because one of the
six events was the terminus of the first All Woman Transcontinental Air Race, which .later became popularly known as
the Powder Puff Derby. MARDO CRANE 44-1 tried desperately
to get California WASPS to enter, but time was too short.
Two planes entered but due to engine trouble at the start
Dianna Bixby didn't get her A-26 off and Carolyn west and
BEA MEDES 43-3 flew an Ercoupe in the "race" from Palm
Springs, Calif. to Tampa, Florida.

FIFI PORTRAIT

MARGE HURLBURT 43-6 was the main event and clocked a


new speed record of 337.629 mph on a standard 3-kilometer
course. She sliced 45 mph off JACQUELINE COCHRAN's recordbreaking flight in 1937 in Detroit.
MARGE was flying a Navy
Corsair, which was no stranger to WASPs.
CARD BAYlEY BOSCA

43-7

CARD BALEY' OOSCA is a typical Fifi in that flying is


the most wonderful thing that ever entered her life. She
far surpassed many in her field because her love for flying
transformed her into a fierce competitor and precision acrobatic champion, although by nature CARO was neither precise
nor competitive.
CARD's father gave her a chance to explore the possibilities of learning to fly by financing her enrollment in
the Civilian Pilot Training program after her graduation from
St. Marys College in Raleigh, North Carolina. A whole new
world opened up at this opportunity and her CPr license enabeled CARD to fly during the restrictions of wartime.
In
her job in the flight operations office at Patterson Army
Air Base, Dayton, Ohio CARD saw many WASPs fly through but
the age limit forced her to wait until her 21st birthday.
CARD was assigned to the 43-7 class and after receiving
her wings was assigned to B-25 transition at Mather Field,
Sacramento, Calif. Upon completion of their training this
squadron of 20 WASPS were transferred to Biggs Field, El Paso.
There they worked with radar ground troups at Ft. Bliss on
missions which included tracking, searchlight straffing, observing and sleeve towing. Besides the B-25 the WASPs flew
SBD's, SBAC's, AT-7, AT-ll, P-47 , B-26 and B-34 at Biggs.
CARD never took the time to check out in the B-34 as "it
looked so ungainly".
December 20, 1944 was a day when CARD found it harder
to say goodby to the end of her flying dream than to her
buddies. Instead of returning home to Springfield, Ohio,
CARD and KADDY lANDRY 43-7 flew EM COULTER WARE's 43-7 Taylorcraft to Miami, Florida, where many other WASPS resided and
hoped to continue flying. Six Fifis decided to pool their
assets and live a communal life in what became known as the
"WASP NEST". The Nest was a rectangular one-story house
built with all rooms opening onto a screened-in' patio. It
was perfect for women pilots who weren't ready for home making.
They cleaned by sweeping eveything into a rather unattended
garden-pool area.

Other WASPs that March day in 1947 also distinguished


themselves for the record books. CAROLYN CULLEN 44-7 won
the 65 hp race, and ANNE SHIELDS 43-5 came in second. The
acrobatic trophy went to KADDY lANDRY. JANE PAGE HlAVACEK
43-7 won the Military Pilot's Associal award for the BT-13
race over a 15-mile triangular course. Coming in second
was KADDY lANDRY.
The Air Show sparked a new challenge for CARO. She
wanted to perform as an acrobatic pilot and started that
career by flying a Piper J-3 clipped-wing Cub.
Her first
test was against Betty Skelton, but CARD couldn't begin to
rut her Cub through the maneuvers that Betty's Great Lakes
"Lil' Stinker", could do.
CARD began' to look for a plane that suited her style of
flying and bought a Pitts Special that Curt Pitt built around
her. "Black Magic" fit me like a glove and was just like a
bit of heaven. I loved itl It was beautiful and flew just
like it looked." It was only 14 feet long with a 17-foot
wing span; a 125 hp slanted wing bi-plane.
"Black Magic"
could perform everything that CARD required of it: inside,
outside loops, square loops, 4 and 8 point rolls, snaps (inside and outside), and inverted traffic patterns. The next
two years were filled with Air Shows in the United States.
In 1951, the peak of her success was reached, when CARD defeated all others and became the Women's International Aerobatic Champion. That same year she also attained an altitude record .in a Piper Super Cub at 30,203 feet ASL.
Today Mrs. ORSINO BOSCA is happily married to a prominent Springfield, Ohio businessman.
Their four children
are boys D'Orsi, 18, Martin-Bayley, 17; Caro-Gray, 14 and
Marcy, 13. They enjoy skiing in Aspen and trips to Italy.
CARO is an exceptional person in that she was able to adjust
after being a celebrity for five years and living a mobile
life.
.
We salute you, CARO BAIEY BOSCA.
Written by MARTY WYALL
His~rian Order of Fifinella

I thought I was finished with classes for awhile, but have


just completed my third college semester of instrument
ground school and am cramming to take another FAA Instrument written because I want to become a modern instrument
pilot. I feel so out-dated in this up-to-date flying.
I joined the Ninety-Nines in 1940, but did not become active until 1949, served in several Sectional Offices and I
helped organize the El Cajon Valley Chapter, was Chairman of
the Start of the Powder Puff Derby, of the International Convention and of the International Flight Activities.
I've
been a member of the Civil Air Patrol since 1941 and have a
Search Pilot rating, generally my duties are Medical Officer.

fIFI PORTRAIT - ISABELLE G. McCRAE - 44-3


It has been more than 25 years since we flew the Texas Skies
together-25 years since we had our beautiful WASP wings
clipped. I continue to fly because flying has been my first
love, ever since I took my first flight in 1936.
After the WASPs I enlisted in the AAf ~urse Corps, and with
~iss Cochran's help I was admitted directly to the School of
Aviation Medicine at Randolph Field for training for overseas
duty, and graduated in May 1945 with flight ~vrse's Wings. I
enjoyed my studies at Randolph and was appointed Flight Cmdr
of my group. Thanks to my training at Sweetwater I had the
sharpest group of nurses in the school, the Commanding Officer told me so. MY Air Evacuation duties were confined to
the States with home base at Love Field until I received orders to ATC at stockton AAB to prepare for overseas duty.
But the armistice with ,Japan ",as signed, my Army career cut
short. In November I joined my husband, a ~'avy Pilot, in
Pensacola.
There we stayed for 2* years where our son Mike
was born and I got my Civilian Instructors Rating. Then on
to the West Coast and to ~onolulu.
After an enjoyable year in the Islands, my husband was ordered off to Berlin to fly the Airlift.
I soon returned to
Lemon Grove, CA., my home. I tcok the FAA written exam for
an instrument rating and a civilian instrument course. Soon,
thereafter, I flew my first Transcontinental Race from San
Diego to Qami, solo. In the ensuing years I flew 12 or 13
more Transcontinental Races and several small ones. I"never
really expected to win because details annoyed me, but I
sure kept myself current in ~lavigation and flight procedures.
Most of the time I flew a Reechcraft Bonanza, but once I
took a Cherokee 140 and last summer a Comanche 260.
ltr husband returned to North Island for duty and we bought
our home in Lemon Grove. Our family conmined our resourses
and started a retirement hone, named "Hilltop Chateau."
It
sits on a hill overlooking the ocean on one side and the
mountains em the other. 1,./e
jokingly refer to it as "A home
for future Retired Pilots." Maybe it will be, my two brothers are pilots so it sounds like a good idea.

MY

husband died in 1959, as the result cf an auto accident.


I have never re-married.
With ~r work and a son to raise I
didn't have much time for the frivolities of life. Michael
is now 24 and starts his 8th year of college this fall. He
will receive his doctorate in Podiatric Medicine next Spring.
He speaks of going in the service for resi.dency. ~laturally,
I am proud of him, woustache and all. He is tall, dark and
unmarried.
Says he doesn't have ti~e for marriage, but he
seems to have plenty of time for girls.
I have just completed my 13th year as Pub. Health ~urse at
Mount Miguel High School. It is exciting with never a dull
moment and it keeps me thinking young. One of the requirements to te employed by the schools is to have a Bachelor's
Degree.
Since I had nothing but an R.~., I started classes
at college and exactly 12 years later I graduated from San
Diego State with a B.A. and a Health and Development Credential. At the same time, in June, 1968, my son graduated
from Cal Poly with a B.S. in Biological Science.

One of the most exciting things that has happened was my


trip around the world on the University of the Seven Seas in
the fall of 1964. With a semester's leave of absence, I
took the job as nurse on the ship and took my son along as a
student. There were 225 students plus faculty and staff. It
was the most wonderful experience we have ever had. We stopped in ports all around the earth via the Suez Canal, and we
were entertained everywhere by University students and faculty, as well as by Prime }unisters and other dignitaries.
We were dined, danced and entertained by royalty and even
had an audience with the Pope in Rome and Madame Chiang in
Taipai. I enjoyed it so much that I have taken on duties as
a recruiter for the Campus Afloat so if any of you are interested let me know. Among other things I tried to be an ambassador of women pilots, but there are few women flying in
other countries.
I was delighted to meet some pilots in Bombay. He struck up a warm, friendly relationship.
As a result, our Chapter of the Ninety-Nines has sponsored five Indian girl pilots as members.
The are now forming their own
Indian Section. Chanda Sawant visited me 3 summers ago.
She charmed people allover the U.S. 1~th her bubbling personality and even flew in the POl~er Puff Derby with one of
the Ninety-Nines. Cecil Ingram and Associated in Dalhart,
Texas, trained her for her Commercial License, ground and
Flight in about 3 weeks. As a result of all this the Indian
women have just formed the Indian Women Pilot's Association
with Chanda as President.
Since my trip around the world I have helped chaperone and
nurse several group tours from my high school - Good Will
tours to Mexico City, Acapulco, Guadalajara, Hermosillo, etc.
In the summer of 1966 I was the medical officerfor a group
of CAP Cadets that were flown to Fairbanks, Alaska and Elli"son Air Base for a training mission.
It was the summer of
the big flood disaster at Fairbanks and we ran smack into
it. It turned out to be the real thing instead of training
and I can tell you we had the experience of our lives. We
sand-bagged, set up temporary hospitals, and quarters for
all the evacuees of Fairbanks and surrounding areas, and
baby-sitting and child-care centers for the hundreds of persons that came pouring in. The base became completely surrounded by water and soon the only way in or out was by air.
The Governor of Alaska and the Commanding General of the Air
Force flew in to inspect and see that everything was in order. It was - we were on duty for 24 hours per day and by
the time tt was over we knew we had been"somewhere, but the
experience was rewarding and I consider it one of the most
worth,rhile experience of my entire life. Anyway I feel like
a seasoned traveler by land, sea and air, and if I make it
to my retirement I plan to do a lot more traveling.
I am sorry that more of 44-3 could not have been present at
Miss Cochran's reunion last year. It was truly great talk
ing over Sweetwater days, and Miss Cochran treated us royally. There was never a dull moment - golf, ~nmming, dining,
dancing and the works. i'lhenthey have the one in Sweetwater
in the not-to-distant-future,
I hope you will all be there.
I could go on and on, but this will take too long to read
now. Please sit down and tell us what has been happening
to you and yours.
Good Luck and keep 'em flying, and I do mean ~.

WASP MANNEQUINS IN SANTIAGO BLUES AND ORIGINAL


INSIGNIA PRESENTED TO SAN DIEGO AERO-SPACE MUSEUM.
WASPS in the San Diego area had a wonderful idea which
caroe to full reality on Saturday, April 4, 1970 with the presentation of two mannequins, one in full dress WASP uniform
and the other in the flight uniform complete with insignia,
to the San Diego Aero-Space Museum.
To MEREDITH ROLFE CAMPBELL 4)-5 goes the credit for the
idea and plans for the presentation for WASPS in the San
Diego area. As word spread it grew until it becaroe a reunion
for 60 WASPS and Flight Instructors from nearby areas. ISABELIE McCRAE 44-3, BONNIE DORSAY SHINSKI 44-8, ELEANOR KURTEN
SCHAFER 4)-5, MAXINE STEWARD SMITH 43-6 and WAF BETTY H.
GILLF~ contributed to the complete uniforms.

Pictured above (left to right) is Paul E. Garber, Historian


Emeritus, National Air and Space Musewn, Smithsonian Institution; BEE FALK HAYDU 44-7; S. Paul Johnston, Director
National Air Space Museum at the Dedication of the WASP uniform. to Museum on March, 1969. (Airplane is WINNIE MAE).
In the naroe of the WASPS, BEE FALK HAYDU donated her
uniform, wings, class book and other memoriabilia.
After a
visit in 1968 to the Air and Space Museum she was surprised
to find no mention of the WASP. Feeling that history would
pass us by, she contacted the Smithsonian Institution and
has been working with them to see that we have some representation. BEE would like to work with all other WASPS in the
area to try to set up a display that will represent all of
us. BEE would like to thank all of those who have already
sent pictures and stories but feels there is not enough representation of the many WASP accomplishments.
She would
especially like facts and pictures of FIRSTS. That is, the
first girl or group to do something, such as tow targets,
instruct cadets, test fly etc. The information should include the naroe of the Air Base involved, dates and naroes
(as WASPS) and all details. Also PICTURES I BEE is particularly anxious to learn the story about the first girl to fly
a jet ( understands it was ANN BAUMGARTNER CARL 43-5).
There is no deadline for this information for the display
Please contact BEE HAYDU, 22 Chestnut Street, Livingston, N.J. 07039 for any suggestions, information or help
that could be given.

The New Jersey Air Museum is being formed and a section


will be included on the WASPS. They would particularly like
a uniform to display so if you have one to donate, please
contact BEE HAYDU at the above address.

AIR FORCE MUSEUM


Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433
Major DORA DOUGHERTY STROTHER 43-3 urges you to send
some of your treasured memorabilia to a permanent and respected home at the Air Force Museum. This museum is an
official body of the Air Force, and they desire any artifacts or articles such as:
Photographs
Documents and orders
Uniforms or parts of uniforms
Insignia
Any items which may have been "liberated"
The Air Force Museum cooperated fully with the Smithsonian and other museums to make loans of material for display.

The mannequins were presented to the San Diego AeroSpace Museum as the beginning of a permanent exhibit of uniforms, history and memorabilia of the WASP prograro. Following the presentation the WASPS and Instructors descended on
Boom Trenchard's Flare Path Restaurant, located at the east
end of Lindbergh Field, to enjoy an evening of cocktails,
dinner and prograro. ISABELIE McCRAE worked on the favors,
JOYCE SHERWOOD SECCIANI 43-3 did the secretarial work, SUNNY
BURNS McBRIDE 43-5 made the clever table decorations and BARBARA HERSHEY TUCKER 44-9 handled the registrations.
Colonel Owen Clarke, USAF Retired, was Master of Ceremonies for the evenings program. Col. Clarke is the Executive
Director of the Aero-Space Museum and was available for advice on the plans for the exhibit from the start. Brother
Benjaroin Franklin, from the San Diego Christ Center, gave the
Invocation.
HAZEL STAHFERHOHN 44_4 told of the WASPS' flying today and ISABELLE McCRAE spoke of local WASP doings.
Flight Instructor D. E. Fincher and his brother Kenneth related anecdotes of Avenger Field and Instructor Fred Breise
showed his personal colored movies taken at Avenger Field.
BONNIE and George SHINSKI ran the WASP film provided by
BETTY JANE WILLIAMS 44-6.
Boom Trenchard's is a museum in its own right. They
have an exceptional exhibit of World War I aviation artifacts and pictures and they provided the group with B,yron
Jacquot's beautiful white AT-6 for picture taking and rides.
Colonel Cary of Boom's provided a Taylor Cub for use in publicity.
Many WASPS have already donated or loaned their memorabilia for use in the display at the Museum, but any other
donations will be greatly received.
Other items needed:
Another set of wings for one mannequin, officers insignia
for dress beret, up-to-date information and pictures of the
many different branches of the Air Force in which the WASPS
served and model airplanes of the types flown. It was agreed
that the mannequins and all the memorabilia should of necessity be housed in a display case, WASPS who attended the
reunion and others who have heard of the need for a glass
.display case, have made individual contributions from $1.00
to $5.00. To date donations total $111.00 but considerable
more money is needed. Please send your donations of cash or
memorabilia to MEREDITH CAMPBELL, 5540 Grape St., San Diego,
Ca. 92105.
Col. Owen Clark, Director of the Museum, sent the following message after the presentation:
"The San Diego Aero-Space Museum is proud to be associated in a project paying tribute to the women flyers, WASPS
of World War II. The lady pilots contributed greatly to the
WWII effort through their exemplary services in ferrying aircraft, towing targets and training missions.
The Museum is
now displaying some of the WASPS uniforms along with a few
items of memorabilia.
In time it is hoped that this exhibit
will tell to the public, in inspirational form, the full
story of the contribution of the WASPS in our national defense. It should be mentioned that over 5,000,000 visitors
a year will.be able to see the WASP exhibit."

MRS. LIDTI DEATON RECEIVES FIRST AID


AND WATER SAFETY AWARD
Mrs. Leoti Deaton has been given the Robert U. Patterson Award of the Commodore Longfellow Society of the American
National Red Cross for her contribution to First Aid and
Water Safety.

HAVE

YOU

NOTICED?

Even ,"FIFINELIA" has changed over the years?


pick out the original?

Can you

BYRD HOWELL GRANGER 43-1 wrote to Mr. Walt Disney requesting a WASP squadron insignia.
Mr. Disney wrote back,
sending the gay young blade-ess FIFINELIA, the female
version of a gremlin.
BETTY WILLIAMS 44-6 writes that she checked with the
Public Relations Office of Disney studios recently and they
report the studio was planning on producing a film on gremlins in 1940 for the British.
FIFINELlA, her name in the
fi:j.m,was the little female gremlin created especially for
the film, but it was never produced. "Gremlin" is defined
as a mischievous invisible being, said by World War II pilots
to cause all sorts of things to go wrong with airplanes.
All we know is that FIFI was a "good little gremlin" adopted by the WASPS to guide each of us safely back to our bases.
BETTY also reports that Disney created 2200 insignia for
various military organizations during the war.
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ANNOUNCEMENT

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A new feature can be run in the NEWSLETTER if there is


enough interest at the local level. It has been suggested
that dates for annual or semi-annual "get-togethers" be listed in the NEWSIErTER so that plans can be made well in advance of the event.

The award was created in 1956 and has been given to less
than 40 people with Mrs. Deaton the only woman to receive it.
In a recent letter, "Dedie" tell us: "I've been devoting
most of my time to Red Cross work, Since 1957 I have been a
National Field Volunteer for the Red Cross--which means being
a full member of the national staff except for not drawing a
salary.
It has been most gratifying - I'm still "up to my
neck" and have continued my Water Safety work in addition.
I'm still a Water Safety Instructor trainer - last summer and
fall retrained 67 WSI's in our new program, which includes
skin-diving safety so I had to don the mask, snorkle and fins!
In addition I also have several classes of new WSI's."
This award was originally created for professionals who
had performed more than thirty years, over and above the line
of duty.
Of her recent award
more than almost anything
years have gone by, very
never expected to be one
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"Dedie" says: "I value this award


I could have received.
As the
few volunteers have received it. I
of them I "

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PAST WASP NEWSLETTERS


We still have a supply of the December 1969 NEWS~~ERS
on hand and more copies can be obtained by writing to the
Editor and sending 12~ postage I GENE FITZPATRICK, 2345 Sparta
Drive, Mira1este, Ca, 90732. For the many who have asked the
location of "Mira1este"--it is on the Palos Verdes Peninsula,
on the morning side of the hill overlooking the Long Beach
Harbor,

This way the WASPS in--say the Los Angeles area--can


keep in touch with other local gals. A special co1umn'wi11
list the date of the "get-together" by month, city and the
name of the WASP to contact for further information.

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1970 POWDER PUFF DERBY


WASPS still flying in the All Woman Transcontinental

OUr aim is to have the NEWSLETTER in the mail by the


first week in December so this information can be sent to
your Class Secretary with your news items. By listing these
events practically a year in advance visiting WASPS will know
whom to contact if they are in that city at the time of the
"get-together",
How does this suggestion

sound to you?

Race:
MARDO CRANE 44-1
GENE'SHAFFER FITZPATRICK
44-1
PAT THOMAS GIADNEY 44-8
LOUISE BRAND HYDE 44-4
MARGARET RAY RINGENBERG 43-5
JEAN PARKER ROSE 43-7
JEAN HAMNER PEARSON 43-3

Air

KATHRYNJEWELL KLEINEC!(E 44-9

Where

is

she

now?

MAY BALL PIETZ - MARY ESTILL FEAREr - JANA CRAWFORDEBERLY


4)-8 at Scott
Field,
Ill.

NADJA GADOWSKI
"GAroET"
KOSTUK 44-1
in Washington
D. C.

EUZABETH "KIT"
MacKETHAN MAGID

44-2
On location
as
secretary
with late
Robert
Taylor
in
film "JohJlJv
Tiger"

OOROTHY KIELTY

4)-8

OVER THE JUMPS IN ITALY

ANN WALDNER
CURRIER 4)-6 in
snowmobile
on trail
thru Northern
forests

MARY REGALBUTO JONES - SARA REWEY - BE'ITY MARTIN RIDDlE


MARJORIE OSBJRNE NICOL - OOROTHY PICTURE - HELEN DUFFER
MARGARETPHILLIPS
44-9

RUTHMARYBUCKIEY 4J-5
MARGIDGAN ROLLE 4J-6
IACETTIA WILE at
Sweetwater

VIVIAN CADMANEDDY - MARION CA.RlSTROMTRICK - ELLENOR B.


KURTEN SCHAFFER and RUTH "NICKIE" CARTER JOHNSON 4J-5

!DIS DOBBIN AUCHTER!DNIE in Massachusetts


4J-8

KADDYlANDRY and

CARO BAYLEYBOSCA
JEAN' PARKER ROSE 4J-7
sailing
at Marina del
Rey, California

JOCELYN MOOREEVERNHAM4J-8
GENE SHAFFER FITZPATRICK 44-1
CATHERINE MURPHY
.!DRTZ 44-1 at the
San Diego Reunion
MAROOCRANE 44-1 with Champion Robert
o 'Southfield,
a Cairn Terrier

McRiir->

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THINGS WE NEVER KNEW (NOR CARED ABOUT) UNTIL


WE FLEW THE AT-6
MARGARET RAY RINGENBERG 43-5 relaxes after
Power Puff Derby

Total exhaustion.
ETA is not a Greek letter.
You should always let your right hand know what your left
hand is doing--if you know.
110 miles per house is not 105, not 115; but ONE HUNDRED
AND TENI
Flying formation
Airplanes

on the base leg is not approved procedure.

are smarter than people.

You can land with "gear down and over."


You should switch to interphone before calling out cockpit
procedure--everyone else in the area already knows it.

OONNIE DORSEY SHINSKI


44-8 at San Diego
Museum

You should report in to the Tower when you're "just about on


the ramp."
At least four hands are necessary when your landing gear
won't lock doWn and you're trying to get instructions from
the Tower through a headset broken in the middle.
A rudder exercise stall is performed
proving that it can't be done.

for the sole purpose of

You can be lost all the way and still get from one place to
another.
Left: Who is this gal
from 44_41
Right: MARION HAGEN
MAYFIEIJ) 44-6 at Monterey, Calif.

Even if you don't understand


try to cruise at 210 mph.

the check pilot, you shouldn't

You can get very tired pumping the wheels up all the way
home from Harpersville.
Vernon doesn't look a bit like Wichita Falls.
The ground .is quicker than the eye--especially
flaps.
One parachute

with full

and three cushions add up to two tons.

Landing technique will never replace the good old-fashioned


bounce.
650 horses constitute a stampede.
A Town is not a Town but a house.
All railroad trips are not taken in trains.
Transition
BETTY JANE WILLIAMS 44-6
and DOLORES MEURER REED
44-1 at San Diego reunion

means the change from half-normal

to half-crazy.

One computer is better than three guesses.

AEROSPACE

HISTORIAN

The Summer-Fall 1970 edition of this publication has an


excellent article about the WASPS written by Lt. Col. Ann R.
Johnson with pictures of a graduation at Sweetwater; targettowing squadron at Camp Davis, N.C.; Childress WASPS and a
group in front of the "Jungle Queen" at Love Field, Dallas.
Who can identify this
group on a x-c at Pecos
in April 19441

Aerospace Historian is a quarterly magazine printed by


the Air Force Historical Foundation for the sole purpose to
preserve, publish and disseminate the legacy of the USAF.
We are considered part of this legacy. Aerospace Historian,
Department of History, Kansas State University, Manhattan,
Kansas 66502. Membership is $8.00 per year.

WASP MEMORIAL MARKERS

PRESIDENT'S MISCELLANY

.The Mayor of Sweetwater, City Manager, members of the


Chamber of Commerce and other civic groups have been in contact with Mrs. Clifford Deaton regarding a permanent granite
marker and highway marker in honor of the WASPS.

Twenty-eight years ago when the WAFS (Women's Auxiliary


Ferry Squadron) was formed and the Women's Training Command
initiated - there emerged from the distaff members of our
country a nucleus of women pilots destined to grow into a
group of talented and dedicated pilots 1027 strong.

The Texas Historical Survey Committee proposes a large


granite marker, 6' high by J' wide and l' deep, appropriately
inscribed with the historical data regarding the WASP program. This marker would be permanently placed in the Court
House Square, or on the new museum grounds.
Cost of this
granite marker if $1,712.00 including freight.

Records reflect the commendable jobs accomplished by


these gals in the numerous and varied phases of aviation during World War II. In August 194J, General Hap Arnold titled
these women pilots WASP (Women's Air Force Service Pilots).

The metal highway marker, will also have the WASP history inscribed on the 27" by 42" sign and be placed along the
highway.
The cost of this is $400.00. The City Manager has
offered to have his crews install the markers and the other
civic leaders have promised their enthusiastic support and
some financial assistance.
The Texas Historical Committee
will also cooperate with us in preparing both markers.

Upon deactivation, December 20, 1944, the spirit of


camaradrie remained by organizing the Order of Fifinella, so
named in honor of our beautiful Fifi emblem designed by the
late Walt Disney. Although reunions have been scarce, we owe
thanks to many WASPS for struggling to keep the Order of Fifinella alive. May Marty Wyall always have the wind at her
back for her extra special efforts in refusing to let the organization
die and inspiring Fifi's to make it the organization it should be.

The permanent memorial and highway marker deserve our


support.
It will take six months after the order is placed
for the markers to be delivered.
A donation of $5.00-7.00
each will enable us to go ahead with this project. PLEASE
SEND YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO: Order of Fifinella, J848 West
Biddison, Ft. Worth, Texas 76109.

WASP REUNION

Your Officers are basically a committee to perpetuate


the Order of Fifinella; to maintain a WASP History; to be
contacts for individuals and Class Secretaries; to try and
keep current address information and to arrange reunions.
The next national reunion is tentatively scheduled for.Spring
of 1974 in Oklahoma City - unless an earlier reunion is preferred at Sweetwater to coincide with a WASP Memorial dedication.

Wouldn't it be great to be at the Presentation of the


Memorial Markers at Sweetwater?
We can plan our next reunion for that time. DEDIE says that Sweetwater has changed
beyond recognition, the Old Bluebonnet Hotel is no more, but
there are a number of "elegant" new motels, air-conditioned.

Until further discussion and appropriate action


upon, the Order of Fifinella shall remain strictly a
group. No paid offices or officers; no dues, bylaws
sessments - the Roster and NEWSLETTER to be supported
ations.

Avenger Field is a full service airport with all octane


gas except jet. Provisions will be made for tie downs and
"anything else that is needed." Transportation from the airport and around town will be taken care of by the Sweetwater
Committee.

Since barely half of the WASPS responded this year with


their $5.00 donation - we couldn't meet our proposed early
1970 Roster printing and mailing, which includes the Order of
Fifinella membership card.

DEDIE reports Avenger Field is also a campus for Texas


State Technical Institute for technical and vocational train_
ing of all kinds. The only buildings left from the original
installations are the two big metal hangers, and a manufacturing plant uses one of the hangers. Everything else burned
down long ago.
RIG EDWARDS, who is in charge of the memorial and chief
"ramrodder" at Sweetwater, says they often have rodeos, conventions and such with 400 visitors or more, so he is sure
Sweetwater could handle all WASPS. RIG also said "there are
a number of Sweetwater people who have already said. they
wanted to have their "special girls" in their homes, We will
manage to take care of all who come."
Any WASPS in the Texas area who would like to help DEDIE
in this project, please write to her: Mrs. Clifford Deaton,
2J11 Roberts Avenue, Wichita Falls, Texas 76J01. Telephone:
817 72J-988J.

WASP WINGS
Many requests have been received at Headquarters for
duplicate WASP wings to be made and we have a committee working on this project. If you are interested in ordering a
.pair of wings, send in your name to Headquarters and you will
be further advised about this when we know the number to order. The larger the order the less expensive will be the
price of the wings.

agreed
social
or asby don-

This NEWSLETTER will be sent to all knOO'ffi


addresses and
hopefully will encourage ALL WASPS to include support of the
Order of Fifinella in their 1971 New Year's Resolutions.
Seasons Greetings,
DOTTIE YOUNG, President

ARTICLES FOR SALE AT HEADQUARTERS


$1.00 Fifi Notepaper
.50 Fifi gummed stickers
.40 or 3/$1.00 Colored Fifi Decals
6.50 Fifi pin
5.00 WASP Film Rental (10 days)
5.JO "FLY-DOWN OF THE WASP" by MARDO CRANE (50~ to Order of
Fifinella).
JO copies still available.

ClASSIFIED ADS
DEBORAH DICKENS, 1119 W. Alisal st., Salinas, Ca. 9J901
Would like to buy ~opy of 44-1 Class book.
"IADIES, REV UP YOUR ENGINES" by MAROO CRANE 44-1 can be
ordered from D'Angelo Publishing Co., 171 Webster St.,
Monterey, Ca. 9J940 for $2.95 plus 5% sales tax and 25~
for postage/handling.
This is the story of the Powder
Puff Derby, as told by the originator of this All Woman
Transcontinental Air Race.

CLIP HEREORSENDFACSIMILE
TO:

WASPINSTRUMENT
COCKPIT
CHECK1944

ORDmOF FIFINELlA
3848 West Biddison, Fort Worth, Texas 76109

Previous to check, engine is stopped, radio is on C.W. and


instructor
is asked for a cigarette.
The suction

pressure reads 6 o'clock.

NAME:
ADDRESS:

CITY: _________

STATE:

ZIP

CLASS:
presentation

of Memorial Markers) is:

-----

1972 __

October

Spring __

----November

Summer__

Fall __

December

I think the next reunion should last

days.

I will need accommodations for

people.

I will arrive
I wouJd rather

by:

Car

have a reunion at

Air

Train
on

ENCLOSED
IS MYDONATION
$__
-----FORTHE
~ORIAL MARKERS.(It takes 6 months to prepare and deliver
markers, so send in your donation early).

Speed Indicator

is in low pitch.

The Magnetic Compassis full

forward.

The Cylinder Head Temperature is on "both".


The propeller

Winter

the wings are

The Turn Needle is uncaged and is in the green.


The Verticle

MY choice for the next WASPReunion at Sweetwater (for the


1971

The Directional Gyro is set below the horizon,


moving slowly with the wind.

pitch and mixture control

Tachometer is set for instrument


The Altimeter
almost over.

is moving freely

are on zero.

take off.

in the race and the race is

Oil temperature and pressure and fuel pressure


ing freely.
Seat and rudder pedals are overcontrolling,
and the plane is ready for frightl

are oscillat_

the radio is on

Courtesy of Capt. Wallander

ORDER
OF FIFINELIA
3848 West Biddison
Fort Worth, Texas 76109

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