Watson, Florene, Lt Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1081-Pilot, B-25
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1943-1944, AAF MOS 1081, 5th Ferrying Group
Service Years
1942 - 1945
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
San Angelo
Last Address
Borger, Texas

Date of Passing
Feb 04, 2014
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Air Training Command Master Instructor (pre-1966) WW II Honorable Discharge Pin AAFTTC Instructor Honorable Discharge Emblem (WWII)




 Unofficial Badges 

Blue Star US Air Force Honorable Discharge (Old Style) WASP Congressional Gold Medal




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
* National Flower Judge
*Swimming Instructor
*A Real Estate and Insurance Salesperson
*Mutual Fund Representative
*Test Cook for Betty Crocker

* Maintained Close ties with Aviation with memberships in the Texas Aviation Historical Society, the Ninety-Nines, the Air Force Association, the Commemorative Air Force, the Women's Military Aviators, and the Women's Air Force Service Pilots WWII and others.
   
Other Comments:
*She was one of the only 25 women who qualified for the Original Woman's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS), later to be known as the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP).
*Taught College Level Classes at University of Houston; Howard College in Big Spring, Texas; and Frank Phillips College in Borger, Texas for 30 years.
* National WASP Chaplain for many years.
   
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Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) Badge


 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Air Force
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 1081, 5th Ferrying Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II
 Colleges Attended 
Lamar UniversityUniversity of Houston
  1946-1950, Lamar University
  1950-1952, University of Houston
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk  A-25 Shrike  BT-13 Valiant  A-20 Havoc  
PT-17 Kaydet  PT-19 Trainer  AT-6 Texan  AT-9  Jeep/Fledgling  
AT-10 Wichta  AT-11 Kansan  P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)  P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  
C-47 Skytrain/Dakota  B-17 Flying Fortress  B-24 Liberator  B-25 Mitchell  
AT-17/UC-78 Bobcat  P-39 Airacobra  P-51/F-51 Mustang  
  1942-1944, P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk
  1942-1944, A-25 Shrike
  1942-1945, BT-13 Valiant
  1942-1945, A-20 Havoc
  1942-1945, PT-17 Kaydet
  1942-1945, PT-19 Trainer
  1942-1945, AT-6 Texan
  1942-1945, AT-9 Jeep/Fledgling
  1942-1945, AT-10 Wichta
  1942-1945, AT-11 Kansan
  1942-1945, P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)
  1942-1945, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
  1942-1945, C-47 Skytrain/Dakota
  1942-1945, B-17 Flying Fortress
  1942-1945, B-24 Liberator
  1942-1945, B-25 Mitchell
  1943-1945, AT-17/UC-78 Bobcat
  1943-1945, P-39 Airacobra
  1943-1945, P-51/F-51 Mustang
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