Jeanne Bennett Robertson 43-W-4

WASP Jeanne Robertson of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away at the end of November, 2005.  No other information is available at this time.  However, Jeanne wrote a passage in Betty Turner's book, which I would like to share with all of you.

"I was born on May 21, 1916 in San Francisco.  I wanted to fly since I was a youngster.  Although I graduated from University of California, Berkeley, I got my pilot training in the CPT (Civilian Pilot Training) program at the University of San Francisco.  They accepted one woman for every 10 students.On July 4, 1941, I married Charles B. Robertson.  I went into the WASP in Houston, Texas with class 43-4.  We were transferred to Sweetwater for BTs and AT training.  I was assigned at Long Beach, ferrying planes within the US.

After deactivation, we returned to San Francisco, where Charlie worked for Standard Oil of California, where he managed Chevron refineries in the '50s and '60s. 

We had three children, David, Philip and Anne.  I did no more flying as we were busy building a house and raising children.  We lived in Maracaibo, Venezuela for three years, El Paso, Texas for three years and Lima, Peru for five years.  The whole family learned Spanish.  At this time the children were in college, and I returned to interior design and painting.We now live in Honolulu, where I have continued with interior design and painting.  I am an active member of an art gallery here in Honolulu, which is more fun than profit. Our children and grandchildren love to come here and visit us, as do our friends.

While Charlie, former manager of the PRI refinery, is semi-retired, we run a tugboat company hauling petroleum to the neighbor islands."