WASP Class 43-W-3

Dates: January 16, 1943-July 3, 1943

Number of Trainees: 55 trainees, 38 graduates

Place: Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas

This class entered training in Houston, Texas in January, 1943. On May 18 the 44 trainees remaining flew in BT’s from Houston to Sweetwater to complete their training and graduate.

Graduation Speaker: Brigadier General T. W. Blackburn, Commanding General, 31st Flying Training Wing, Enid, Oklahoma

Master of Ceremonies: Lieutenant Patrick B. McAnany, Intelligence Officer, 318th AAFFTD, Sweetwater, Texas

Distinguished Guest: Jacqueline Cochran, Director of Women's Flying Training Command

Band: Stanford AAF Drum and Bugle Corps

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