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Nancy Harkness Love

From the USAF History Office... about the WAFS  "...an experimental women’s squadron, headed by aviator Nancy Harkness Love, formed in September 1942. This group of experienced pilots performed ferry duty for Air Transport Command with only four to six weeks of transitional training to acquaint them with military procedure. The success of this group – the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) – prompted Army Air Forces Command to revitalize Cochran’s Women’s Pilot Training Program. "

There is not much written about this incredible lady...she loved to fly...and would probably rather be up in the air than talking to reporters...so, publicity about her unselfish efforts to further women's contribution to the war effort is scarce.   Nevertheless, her formation of the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron was a tremendous success...The WAFs  ferrying records proved  an unqualified success, and played an important part in helping Jackie Cochran convince the Air Force that women could, indeed, fly! 

Bio -- Nancy Harkness Love

Poster--Nancy Love

USAF Museum article