U.S. Marine Corps Dictionary

WASP

Women’s Air Force Service Pilots, while not a Marine unit is still worthy of comment. These were civilian female pilots during World War II who ferried planes from construction plants to free male pilots for combat. They were a courageous and patriotic group who have finally been granted veteran status. Originally they were the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron–WAFS—and the Women’s Flying Training Detachment, dually created Sep 1942 within the Air Transport Command.


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