MARCH 27 Aviation Enterprises buys out Plosser-Prince contractors at Sweetwater. One half of class
43-4 is at Avenger.
APRIL 5 Last PT's leave Houston for Avenger.
APRIL 17 Orders issued, "All pilots, regardless of sex, can advance to the extent of their ability.
(policy applies to ferrying of planes." )
APRIL 24 First class of WFTD graduate at Ellington Field, Houston. Military orders: report to ferrying
APRIL 25 Easter Sunday. Class 43-6 reports for training.
MAY 3 Gen. Arnold authorizes Ms. Cochran to develop a suitable uniform. He wants it to be 'blue'.
FIRST WEEK OF MAY First WFTD graduates report to assigned ferrying bases, to be absorbed into
the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Service.
MAY 14 Class 43-3 ordered to Avenger to finish training. 19 go by car, others fly BT-13's.
MAY 16 Last of BT-13's leave Houston for Sweetwater, piloted by 43-3 class.
MAY 23 Class 43-2 (who will graduate at Avenger), fly AT-6 and UC-78 to Avenger Field from
Houston. Rest go by cars. 319th now history.
MAY 28 First graduation at Avenger, Class 43-2 (60 entered, 43 graduated). Graduates wear white
shirts and khaki pants, nicknamed 'general's pants,' worn to impress visiting AAF brass.
MAY 29 Class 43-7 enters training. Ms. Cochran plans for Vesper Services at Avenger, with different
local pastors each Sunday.
JUNE 1 Negative gossip in Sweetwater rampant about girl pilots. Cochran arranges meeting and
social time with townspeople and invites locals to next graduation. This develops into a positive
JUNE 10 Second class of WFTD graduates. Report for duty at ferrying bases.
JUNE 22 Jacqueline Cochran appointed Director of Women Pilots, assigned to the General Air Staff
of the Comm. Gen. offices in the Pentagon. Nancy Love appointed Executive and Dir. of Women in
ATC. Nancy Love transferred from Long Beach to ATC/FD Headquarters in Cincinnati.
JUNE 25 Jacqueline Cochran meets with Col. Oveta Hobby regarding differences in opinion about
women pilots military inclusion into WAAC and who would be in charge.
JUNE 27 Personnel at Avenger includes:
40 commissioned officers
8l enlisted men 8
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