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Carolyn Bennett

Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton: Middle schoolers get firsthand account of World War II from a WASP

Folly Quarter Middle School was pleased to welcome a guest speaker just prior to Thanksgiving. Elaine Harmon, a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII, spent time sharing with students and their families her World War II experiences.

Elaine was a member of a special group of about 1,100 women named Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs, who were some of the first women in history trained to fly American military aircraft. Elaine received her pilot's license at the College Park airport and received her college degree from the University of Maryland in 1938.

As a WASP, Elaine, and other women, risked their lives in the new field...