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Doris Tanner of Union City, Tennessee wore this uniform coat during her service as part of The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) in World War II. WASP was organized in August 1943 as a federal civil service branch that combined the Women's Flying Training Detachment (WFTD) and the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS). These women were trained to pilot all the United States Army’s aircraft. Following completion of an aircraft, it was generally members of WASP who flew it to combat zones in Europe and the Pacific.
Date: 1943 to 1944
Location: Union City, Tennessee
Gallery: Change and Challenge
Accession Number: 78.50.12A
Listen to Curator Annabeth Hayes talk about Doris Tanner and her service as part of The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) in World War II from her lecture on June 16, 2021.
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