Axton, Mildred Darlene, 2nd Lt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Primary Unit
1944-1944, Air Corps Ferrying Command
Service Years
1943 - 1944
Second Lieutenant

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Home State
Kansas
Kansas
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Coffeyville
Last Address
Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Date of Passing
Feb 06, 2010
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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WASP Congressional Gold Medal




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Mildred "Micky" Axton was 91 when she died in Eden Prairie, Minnnesota after a short illness.  She was to be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on March 10, but died  just a month prior to the presentation. In her absence, her family received the award.
   
Other Comments:
Mildred Axton left the WASP program due to her mother's illness, who was taking care of Micky's child. She then worked at the Boeing aircraft plant in Wichita, Kansas as a flight test engineer. In May of 1944 she was the first women to fly a Boeing B-29 Superfortress. From 1958 to 1969 she taught a East High School in Wichita, Kansas. She was a member of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) for over 40 years. 
   
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Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) Badge


 
 Unit Assignments
Air Transport Command (ATC)Training UnitsAir Ferrying Division (AFD)/Headquarters Women Airforce Service PilotsAir Corps Ferrying Command
  1943-1943, Air Transport Command (ATC)
  1943-1944, 744th School Squadron
  1943-1944, Air Ferrying Division (AFD)/Headquarters Women Airforce Service Pilots
  1944-1944, Air Corps Ferrying Command
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 World War II
 Colleges Attended 
Kansas State University
  1936-1938, Others/Not Listed
  1938-1940, Kansas State University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
AT-6 Texan  PT-19 Trainer  AT-17/UC-78 Bobcat  B-29 Superfortress  
  1943-1944, AT-6 Texan
  1943-1944, PT-19 Trainer
  1943-1944, AT-17/UC-78 Bobcat
  1944-1944, B-29 Superfortress
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