700 civilians employed by Aviation Enterprises
44 civilians (paid by the Army).
JULY 1 WAAC become militarized, take on acronym WAC.
JULY 3 Class 43-3 graduates (65 entered, 38 graduate).
JULY 5 WFTD and WAFS consolidated into one branch. Jacqueline Cochran named as the Director of
JULY 9 A woman pilot, assigned to escort the body of another killed while delivering a military
aircraft, is briefed about Army restrictions:
No military for the women pilots, including no American flag on the coffin.
No funds to defray expenses.
No benefits for the family.
JULY 10 Class 43-8 arrives at Avenger Field for training. Gen. Giles, Chief of Air Staff, recommends 25
women pilots train for tow target flying at Camp Davis. Experiment to begin August 1.
JULY 24 Selected women pilots arrive at Camp Davis (Training Command). FIRST assignment, other
than ferrying, for women pilots.
JULY 25 Ms. Cochran plans to expand duties of women pilots into all the Commands. Ms. Cochran
and Gen. Arnold discuss need to have one name for all female pilots flying military aircraft. Gen.
Arnold suggests 'Women Airforce Service Pilots.'
JULY 26 At Camp Davis, North Carolina, women pilots, assigned to administration and tracking lights
in tiny C-5 Stinson liaison planes, are furious! (They had been flying much larger planes).
JULY 27 Ms. Cochran flies to Camp Davis.
AUGUST 1 Women pilots at Camp Davis start flying larger planes: A-25, A-24 towing targets.
AUGUST 4 WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) name officially designated. AAF Reg 20-8.
First WFTD trainee killed at Avenger (43-8). Bailed out. Parachute failed to open. Classmates pay for
an escort to accompany the body home.
AUGUST 7 Class 43-4 graduates 112 (of original 151 trainees).
AUGUST 9 Class 44-1 enters for training. (101)
AUGUST 11 Camp Davis WASP checked out in dive bombers.
AUGUST 15 First women check out in B-17s as first pilots.
AUGUST 19 Twenty five graduates of 43-4 taken from ATC/FD roster and assigned to Troop Carrier
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