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Arizonan Women Airforce Service Pilots – WASP

 
 
Arizonan Women Airforce Service Pilots – WASP Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 5, 2017
1. Arizonan Women Airforce Service Pilots – WASP Marker
Inscription.
Commemorative Air Force
Arizona Military Aviation
Walk of Honor
Proudly Recognizes
Arizonan Women Airforce Service Pilots – WASP
1942 — 1944
“We live in the wind and sand and our eyes are on the stars!”
The WASP was formed to ferry aircraft, tow gunnery practice targets and test aircraft in the U.S. while thousands of men were sent into combat overseas. Dozens of WASP flew nearly every AAF aircraft type from six bases in Arizona. The patriotic sacrifice, service and success of the WASP, of which many Arizonans were a part, directly contributed to military aviation. Many died in the line of duty, many faced continuing prejudice and yet went on to ferry over 50% of the combat aircraft used in WWII. This is only one of their many feats contributing to victory in Europe and the Pacific and current policies enabling women to serve as aviators in the U.S. military. &n April 2015
 
Erected 2015.
 
Location. 33° 27.154′ N, 111° 44.129′ W. Marker is in Mesa, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Greenfield Road and E. McKellips Road, on the right when traveling north on N. Greenfield Road. Touch for map. Located at
Arizonan Women Airforce Service Pilots – WASP Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 5, 2017
2. Arizonan Women Airforce Service Pilots – WASP Marker
the Commemorative Air Force Museum at Falcon Field Airport. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2017 N. Greenfield Road, Mesa AZ 85215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lt. Frank Luke, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Major Frederick E. Ferguson (here, next to this marker); Arizonan Tuskegee Airmen (here, next to this marker); BGen. Joseph J. Foss (here, next to this marker); Sergei I. Sikorsky (here, next to this marker); Dr. S. Harry Robertson III (here, next to this marker); Rear Admiral Walter Lewis Chatham, USN (Ret) (here, next to this marker); MGen Barry Morris Goldwater, USAFR (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mesa.
 
Also see . . .
1. Commemorative Air Force Museum. (Submitted on April 18, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Women Airforce Service Pilots on Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 18, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World IIWomen
 
Markers at the Commemorative Air Force Museum image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 5, 2017
3. Markers at the Commemorative Air Force Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 18, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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