Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) Veteran Mildred (Millie) Davidson Inks Dalrymple. Millie served during World War II from 1943-1944.
Millie joined the WASP program in 1943 with a good friend after they both became widows from war. Initially based out of Sweetwater, Texas at Avenger Field, Millie trained to fly through the women’s flying training detachment program with 93 other women. Millie later served out of Maxwell Field, Alabama and became a second lieutenant.
Among the earliest women to form the first female pilot squadron in the United States, Millie flew a variety of aircrafts including Boeing PT-17s, B-24 Liberators, AT-6 Texans, and Twin-Engine Cessnas. Millie was a utility pilot, a test pilot, and often transported officers and emergency personnel stateside during the war.
Millie passed away on Nov. 14, 2012 at the age of 92.
We honor her service.
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