ACROSS THE USA WHERE WASP WERE STATIONED DURING WWII
-- ALAMOGORDO, NEW MEXICO
WASP FLEW B-17'S, C-47'S, C-50'S, C-53'S, UC-78'S, C-45'S, AT-11'S & L-5'S. WASP flew
as pilots, copilots, and utility pilots. Missions included cargo deliveries, flight
checks, and search missions.
-- VICTORIA, TEXAS
WASP flew AT-6's. Orders included working as instrument instructors and towing targets.
-- ALTUS, OKLAHOMA
WASP flew UC-78'S as engineering test pilots and utility pilots.
-- ARMY AIRWAYS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM
ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
WASP flew UC-78'S, AT-11'S, C-60'S, B-25'S ferrying non-flying personnel, transporting
documents and cargo, helped establish routes for B-29'S and weather flights.
-- ATLANTA, GEORGIA
-- BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA
WASP flew BT-13's as test pilots.
EL PASO, TEXAS
WASP flew B-26/s and B-34's towing targets at high altitude, B-26's and B-34's towing
targets at low altitude, and A-24's and P-47's to simulate strafing (diving to buzz troops
and gun positions). WASP also flew searchlight missions (without navigation or other
lights to provide practice for searchlight crews in AT-7's, AT-11's, and C-45's),tracking
missions in A-24's and P-47's to instruct anti-aircraft gunnery crews with moving targets,
radar tracking to train radar operators, radio-controlled target flying (controlling
PQ-8's and PQ-14's from UC-78's and C-45's), low altitude night missions (dropping flares
on troops and gun emplacements), and laying smoke screens at low altitude.
-- WACO, TEXAS
WASP flew AT-10's as engineering/test/maintenance pilots and utility pilots.
WASP flew as B-25 co-pilots, and AT-10 pilots. Assignments included engineering test
pilots, instrument check pilots, ferrying, and flight checks for returning overseas
WASP flew AT-6' and BT-13's as engineering test pilots.
FORT MYERS, FLORIDA
WASP flew B-17's (co-pilot), AT-6's and BT-13's. Missions included flying with 8 gunners
firing at targets towed over the Gulf of Mexico.
DAVIS ARMY AIR
-- CAMP DAVIS, NORTH CAROLINA
WASP flew A-24's and A-25's towing targets, flying radar deception missions, night
target-towing missions, and tracking missions.
WASP flew B-24's, C-45's, BT-13 as engineering test pilots.
-- CHICO, CALIFORNIA
WASP flew AT-7's, UC-78's, and BT-13 as engineering test pilots.
-- CHILDRESS, TEXAS
WASP flew AT-11's on
bombing range runs to train bombardiers and navigators.
-- CLOVIS, NEW MEXICO
WASP flew B-17's (copilot), UC-78's on twilight weather checks, and 1 WASP checked to fly
-- MACON, GEORGIA
WASP flew BT-13's and AT-6's as engineering test pilots.
WASP flew BT-13's as engineering test pilots.
-- COLUMBUS, MISSISSIPPI
WASP flew AT-10's in flight testing, ferrying, and
utility /administrative flights
--- COURTLAND, ALABAMA
WASP flew BT-13's, UC-78's, and B24's.
-- SELMA, ALABAMA
WASP flew AT-6's and primary trainers for
-- DALHART, TEXAS
The last hop-scotching of women pilots in WWII was on 12 Dec 44 when 2 WASP were
transferred to Dalhart.
DEMING, NEW MEXICO
Deming was a sub-base of Biggs .
WASP flew AT-6's, B-25's, B-26's, and P-47's.
DODGE CITY, KANSAS
WASP flew B-26's.as tow target pilots for air-to-air
gunnery practice by "green" gunners using live ammunition.
WASP flew BT-14's, AT-6's, UC-78's, AT-9's, AT-17's, and
B-25's as utility/administrative and engineering pilots.
-- DYERSBURG, TENNESSEE
WASP flew L-5's on tracking missions, and B-17's.
-- EAGLE PASS, TEXAS
WASP flew AT-6's and PT-19 in ferrying and administrative
WASP flew as engineering test pilots and fixed gunnery
tow target pilots, flying AT-6 ferrying; PQ-8, radio control gunnery targets, and A-20,
B-25, P-39, P-47, B-29, UL-61, and A-36.
-- HOUSTON, TEXAS
WASP flew AT-10: utility/administrative (including flying
hospital plane (Norseman), engineering/test; ferrying; copilots on navigation training
WASP flew utility/administrative; engineering/testing and
ferrying in T-13's and BT-15's
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
WASP flew ferrying missions in BT-15's and B-25's.
FORT SUMNER, NEW MEXICO
WASP flew as utility pilots in C-47's and C-53's.
-- VICTORIA, TEXAS
WASP flew AT-6 liaison, administrative, instrument instruction, and ferrying.
-- FREDERICK, OKLAHOMA
WASP flew AT-6, UC-78, and B-24 in administrative and
engineering; and flight checked returning overseas pilots to prepare them for instructing
-- SEYMOUR, INDIANA
WASP flew engineering/maintenance flight testing in
GARDEN CITY, KANSAS
WASP flew BT-13 and UC-78 as engineering, utility,
administrative, and instrument safety pilots
GARDNER ARMY AIR
WASP flew BT-13 and PT-17 as engineering, administrative,
and ferrying pilots.
-- LAWRENCEVILLE, ILLINOIS
WASP flew AT-10 as engineering and check pilots.
SAN ANGELO, TEXAS
WASP flew AT-6 and BT-13 as instrument instructors and
PT-19 in ferrying.
WASP flew B-24 transition with B-26's flying
attack-curve, and B-17's in formation with B-26's flying through to break formations.
-- GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA
WASP flew B-17, C-47, C-45, UC-78, and L-5 as utility,
engineering, administrative, tracking, and cargo transport pilots.
-- GREAT BEND, KANSAS
WASP flew B-26 and B-17 radar navigation training,
engineering, and administrative flights.
-- WASP flew BT-13, UC-78, and AT-10 as
administrative, and engineering pilots.
WASP flew BT-13 and BT-15 as engineering test pilots and
ferrying for "mothballing".
-- GUNTER, ALABAMA
WASP flew BT-13, AT-6, AT-10, and UC-78 as
utility/engineering and administrative pilots and as instrument instructors.
-- MOSS BEACH, CALIFORNIA
WASP flew UC-78 "mother ship" radio controlling
WASP flew utility and administrative flights.
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA
WASP flew BT-13 and UC-78 as utility, administration, and
instrument safety pilots.
WASP flew B-26 as tow target pilots for the flexible
-- HONDO, TEXAS
WASP flew C-45 in navigational flying to train cadet
WASP flew BT-14 as utility/administrative pilots,
engineering test flying, and ferrying.
WASP flew AT-6 as utility/administrative, engineering
test, and instrument safety piloting.
23rdWEATHER REGION HQ
-- KANSAS CITY, KANSAS
WASP flew C-45 on administrative
flights, flying inspectors on tour of seven states weather stations.
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
WASP flew flying inspectors to weather stations in a five
state area in A-24 and AT-17
-- MERIDAN, MISSISSIPPI
Wasp were part of HQ for the 3rd Tactical Air
Division, flying B-25s.
-- KINGMAN, ARIZONA
WASP flew B-26's at this flexible gunnery school.
-- LA JUNTA, COLORADO
WASP flew BT-13, AT-6, and B-25 as utility/administrative
ARMY AIR BASE
-- LAREDO, TEXAS
WASP flew B-26 as tow target pilots and B-26, P-40, and
P-63 as engineering test pilots.
-- LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
WASP flew B-17, B-26, P-39, AT-10, and AT-6 as
utility/administrative pilots, tow target, photographic "shooting" , range
estimation, instrument instructors and safety piloting.
WASP flew as BT-15 engineering/test pilots.
WASP flew A-24 and A-25 as they received a 90-day
instruction/practice in piloting radio-controlled aircraft. Some flew B-34, C-45, PQ-8, and
PQ-14 as they did radar tracking, high tow target for anti-aircraft practice, night
searchlight tracking, and strafing.
-- COLUMBUS, OHIO
WASP went through B-17 flying school at this base.
-- LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA
WASP flew fighters as this base belonged to the 6th
Fighter Group of the Air Transport Command.
-- DALLAS, TEXAS
WASP flew an assortment of aircraft, including fighters.
WASP flew AT-10, UC-78, and AT-6 as engineering/test and
WASP flew PT's, BT-13, AT-6, B-26, and B-24 as
engineering/test, administrative, and ferrying pilots.
WASP flew BT-13 as engineering and administrative pilots.
WASP flew administrative flights.
-- MARANA, ARIZONA
WASP flew BT-13 as administrative and engineering test
WASP flew PQ-8, PQ-14, radio controlled drone target;
B-26, B-37 tow target pilots, A-25 ground artillery "target"; B-24 searchlight
and tracking missions.
WASP flew UC-78.
WASP instructed in AT-6 for instrument training and flew
as engineering test pilots.
WASP checked out in B-25's.
WASP flew B-24, C-45, UC-78, AT-11, and YC-76 as
engineering test pilots and as utility and administrative pilots.
-- MERCED, CALIFORNIA
WASP flew BT-13, AT-6, and PT-22 as engineering/test
pilots and administrative and instrument observation.
-- BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA
WASP flew BT-13, ATR-6, and UC-78 as engineerng/test,
utility, and administrative pilots.
--LYNBROOK, LONG ISLAND NEW YORK
WASP flew C-45 in transporting non-flying Weather Wing
personnel, flew weather checking missions and administrative flights.
-- VALDOSTA, GEORGIA
WASP flew BT-13, B-25, AT-10, and PT-17 as
observers, utility, administrative, ferrying, and testing pilots.
WASP flew AT-6, UC-78, ad C-45 as administrative, tow
target, and ferrying pilots.
MUROC LAKE, CALIFORNIA
This base was used as a TDY for WASP from Camp Davis to
demonstrate radio-controlling PQ-8 carrying a bomb.
WASP flew AT-6, PT-17 as engineering test pilots,
administrative, instrument instructing, and ferrying.
-- WILMINGTON, DELAWARE
WASP flew ferrying missions in Pts, Ats, pursuits, C-47,
WASP ferried BT-13 when the base was being deactivated.
WASP flew PQ-8, PQ-14, and C-45 for radio controlled
ARMY AIR BASE
-- PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
WASP flew as ferrying pilots in BT-13. C-47, PT-22, B-25,
AT-6, P-39, P-51, P-47, P-63, P-38, A-20, B-26, and P-40.
WASP flew for the 2nd Weather Region HQ.
WASP flew AT-6, UC-78, and AT-17 in engineering test,
administrative, and transporting freight.
WASP flew BT-13, AT-6, and UC-78 as engineering/test
pilots, instrument instructors and administrative pilots.
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO
WASP flew for the 72nd Fighter Wing (Fighter Interceptor
School and as tow target pilots in the AT-23 and TB-26.
WASP flew BT-13 as instrument safety pilot, AT-10 and
BC-1 as administrative pilot, and B-26 as copilot.
-- PRATT, KANSAS
WASP flew L-2 and L-5 tracking and search missions, UC-78
in administrative flights, B-26 in tow target missions and administrative cross country
-- PUEBLO, COLORADO
WASP flew B-26 .B-24.B-25, UC-78, and L-5 as
BASE -- SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
WASP flew AT-6, AT-7, and PT-19 as administrative pilots
and check pilots for newly assigned personnel.
-- ROMULUS, MICHIGAN
WASP flew PT's, AT's, C-47, B-24 and pursuits in ferrying
and administrative flights.
-- ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI
WASP flew AT-11, C-47, and B-25 as students in this
instrument school for ATC pilots.
BASE -- SALINAS, CALIFORNIA
WASP flew B-25, PQ-14, BT-13, AT-11, and AT-10 in radio
controlled target and administrative flights.
SAN MARCOS ARMY
-- SAN MARCOS, TEXAS
Wasp flew AT-7, AT-11 as staff pilots and co-pilots on
flights for navigator training.
(ORANGE COUNTY AIRPORT) SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA
WASP flew AT-6.
-- SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA
WASP flew B-18, B-34, and A-24 .
-- GARY, INDIANA
WASP flew AT-6, UC-78, and AT-18 in ferrying, flying
navigation cadets, and administrative.
WASP flew with the 24th Weather Region HQ.
-- MONROE, LOUISIANA
WASP flew AT-10 in engineering test and night
navigational training missions.
-- SUMPTER, SOUTH CAROLINA
WASP flew BT-13 as engineering test pilots,
administrative, ferrying, and instrument instructing.
-- SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA
WASP flew AT-11.
-- SALINA, KANSAS
WASP flew B-29, C47, and C-53 at this air freight
-- LUBBOCK, TEXAS
WASP flew B-25 and C-60 as trained pilots to tow CG-4A
gliders at low altitude, mostly at night.
-- MOULTRIE, GEORGIA
WASP flew BT-13 and AT-6 as engineering/test,
administrative, and ferrying pilots, and as instrument observers.
WASP flew AT-11, UC-78, and AT-6 as engineering/test and
WASP flew C47, C-53, UC-78 on administrative flights and
ferried cadets and pilots to other fields for training.
-- STUTTGART, ARKANSAS
WASP flew AT-10, AT-6, UC-78, and UC-64 as
engineering/test, ferrying, and administrative/courier pilots.
WASP flew AT-10 and B-25 as engineering/test and
-- PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA
WASP flew B-26 as tow target pilots for air-to-air live
gunnery practice and BT-13 on weather observation flights.
WASP flew B-25, AT-7, AT-11, and BT-13 on training
flights for bombardier school cadets and on engineering/test and calibration missions.
-- WACO, TEXAS
WASP flew BT-13 and AT-6 as engineering/test,
administrative, ferrying, and instrument instruction pilots.
-- VICTORIA, KANSAS
WASP flew L-5, C-47, and B-17 as engineering/test,
administrative, and ferrying pilots.
WALNUT RIDGE ARMY
-- WALNUT RIDGE, ARKANSAS
WASP flew trainers.
WASP flew B-29, B-17, C-46, and C-54 in cargo/personnel
transport and ferrying for atomic bomb project.
WILLIAMS ARMY AIR
WASP flew BT-13 and AT-6 as engineering, administrative,
and ferrying pilots.
-- DAYTON, OHIO
WASP flew AT-6, L-5, BT-13, UC-78, B-17, B-25, C-47, and
-- YUMA, ARIZONA
WASP flew B-26, AT-11, BT-13 as tow target and