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Adela Riek Scharr - War Experiences

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Adela Riek Scharr and Marjorie Gray
1943

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WASP ending her mission in a P-51 Mustang Aircraft
During World War II

 

During World War II, at the age of 35, Mrs. Scharr became one of the first women to serve as a pilot with the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS). In 1943 Mrs. Scharr became a member of the Women's Air Force Service Pilots (WASPS) where she and her sister pilots transported combat planes, like the P-51 Mustang and P-47 Thunderbolt, from factories to air bases across the United States.

 

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Kathryn, Barbara Donahue, Col. Nelson,
Adela Riek Scharr, and Barbara Pole

 

 

As part of her piloting duties, Mrs. Scharr logged over 2,500 hours of flying time.

 

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