Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP)

Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) (HM16XO)

Location: Gloucester Courthouse, VA 23061 Gloucester County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 25.445', W 76° 29.169'

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The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), including Gloucester resident Margaret Ann Hamilton Turner (1917-2009), transported and flight tested aircraft and towed targets for the U.S. military during World War II. More than 25,000 female pilots applied but only 1,074 completed the rigorous training and were accepted. The WASP delivered more than 12,260 aircraft, often with only a road map for navigation, but Congress disbanded them in 1944 without benefits. Due largely to the efforts of surviving WASP like Turner, in 1977 Congress acknowledged their military service and granted them Veterans status. In March 2010, all WASP were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.
HM NumberHM16XO
Marker NumberNW 23
Year Placed2010
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 11:08pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 368502 N 4142955
Decimal Degrees37.42408333, -76.48615000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 25.445', W 76° 29.169'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 25' 26.70" N, 76° 29' 10.14" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7800-7808 Ware Neck Rd, Gloucester Courthouse VA 23061, US
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