Clarice Siddall Bergeman, WASP 44-W-2

She was born on July 10, 1918 in Watford, Ontario, Canada. She graduated from Alliance High School in 1936 and from Sargent College, Boston University Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1940, with a degree in health and physical education. She started flying lessons at McKinley Airport in Piper J-3ís and J-5 Cub and got her pilotís license in 1943.  She saw an announcement in the local paper that women pilots were being accepted for training in military aircraft so she applied and was accepted into the WASP class of 44-2. Upon graduation she was assigned to B-26 school and then went to Victoria Texas to tow targets for P-47 gunnery practice and then to Waco, Texas to test BT-13ís.

After the war she returned home and became a flight instructor at Miller Airport in North Benton, Ohio where she met and married William E. Bergemann one of her student pilots. Clarice and Bill had four children William E; Christena Ann; Jennie Louise; and Nancy Jo Snee.

Clarice Siddall Bergemann passed away Oct 26 2004.

posted  Dec. 17, 2004

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