Sharon, Marie Ethel, 2nd Lt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 770-Airplane Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1944, Air Corps Ferrying Command
Service Years
1943 - 1944
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Second Lieutenant

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Home Town
Portland, Oregon
Last Address
Long Beach Army Air Base, California

Date of Passing
Apr 10, 1944
Location of Interment
Wilhelm's Memorial Mausoleum - Portland, Oregon
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Wilson East G ,Tier 3, Vault 2

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Marie Ethel Sharon
April 21, 1917 to April 10, 1944

After graduation from basic training, Marie reported to the 6th Ferrying Group at Long Beach Army Air Base. Later she would spend time in Nebraska getting training in the B-25 bomber, including intrument flying.

Even though it was April, a heavy blizzard was forecast. Marie, her intructor, and a sergeant prepare the B-25 for flight and her final phase of intrumentation flying. During the flight they met up with the blizzard and never returned.

Marie was born in Forsythe, Montana, but finally settled in Portland, Oregon. Before joining the WASP she worked as a fashion designer.

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Class 43-W-4

Born: April 21, 1917
Forsythe, Montana,
Graduate: Jefferson High School, Portland, Oregon

Marie began her training to become a WASP on February 14, 1943 at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas. She graduated from Avenger Field on August 7, 1943.

She was then stationed at Long Beach Army Air Base, California and assigned to the 6thFerrying Group.

She and her instructor were killed on April 10, 1944 near Tecumseh, Nebraska, while flying a B-25 on a night flying instrument training mission.

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