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Women Airforce Service Pilots, WWII: 1980 Roster

Description: Directory containing the contact information for graduates, trainees, instructors, and staff of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program. Also included are lists of current officers, past presidents, reunions, training classes, staff, and flight instructors.
Date: 1980
Creator: Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.)
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Photograph of Rigdon Edwards]

Description: Photograph of Rigdon Edwards, one of the instructors of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program at Avenger Field. He is visible from the waist up and wears a peaked cap, leather jacket, button-down shirt, dark tie, and light-colored trousers.
Date: unknown
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Certificate of Appreciation]

Description: Certificate presented to Rigdon "Rig" Edwards at the 1978 WASP Reunion in Colorado Springs, Colorado acknowledging his "wholehearted and dedicated service to the WASP organization."
Date: September 1978
Creator: Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.)
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Aerial Photograph of Airport in Sweetwater #1]

Description: Aerial photograph of an airport with two major runways in Sweetwater, Texas. There are five clusters of buildings on the bottom and right sides of the intersecting runways, marked by small yellow dots with numbers on them. At the bottom of the photo, there is numbered text indicating the names of the different buildings, and larger text along the left side indicating the location of the airport.
Date: unknown
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[WASP Receiving Wings]

Description: Photograph of a WASP receiving her wings pin from an instructor in an air force cap. The photo is taken outdoors at what appears to be sunset and a building can be seen in the background. The woman is holding a rolled up paper, possibly a diploma.
Date: unknown
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[National Register of Historic Places Nomination: Avenger Field]

Description: Nomination materials submitted to the National Register of Historic Places regarding Avenger Field near Sweetwater, Texas. The materials include a history of the field, maps, photographs, and other supporting documents, as well as documents about the nomination process and drafted text.
Date: April 15, 1996
Creator: Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce
Location: None
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Airfield Buildings #2]

Description: Photograph of multiple rows of air field buildings on either side of a dirt street or court yard. Two ambulance vans can be seen parked in the foreground with a third vehicle. A yellow note adhered to the front of the photo reads, "WASP cantonment area, Avenger Field, TX 1942-1944 (Note wishing well in center of area (Courtesy Air Force Historical Agency).
Date: unknown
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[WASP with Cochran at Wishing Well]

Description: Photograph of several WASP and a man in uniform posed behind a short wall of a well. Jackie Cochran can be seen in a dark dress near the center. All have their right hands raised with crossed fingers. "Sweetwater, Texas 1943" is written at the top of the photo, and some of the women are labeled on the photo in pen. These are left to right, "DeBernard,Thompson, Kerr, Cochran, Muccie, Moynahan". A small piece of paper is taped to the back of the photo with a type list of these names in full. it reads, "1943 L-R 1.Kathryn DeBernard, 2.Ruth R. Thompson, 3.- , 4.Margaret E. Kerr, 5.Jacqueline Cochran, 6.Marie Muccie, 7.- , 8.Rita Moynahan, 9.-, At Wishing Well, Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas".
Date: 1943
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[WASP Getting Ready to Fly #2]

Description: Photograph of a group of four women in flight suits and two men, one in flight suit and one in a cowboy hat, standing in a field next to a plane and a truck with tank. They appear to be talking and checking equipment.
Date: unknown
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum
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