APPENDIX A
WOMEN AIRFORCE SERVICE PILOTS CLASS LIST

WOMEN AIRFORCE SERVICE PILOTS CLASS LIST

Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS)

Activated 12 September 1942

Incorporated into the WASP 5 August 1943

Entered training: 31

Graduated: 28

The Women Flying Training Detachment (WFTD) began operations as the 319th WFTD in Houston, Texas. Only the first two classes graduated from the 319th. Once the WFTD was permanently moved to Sweetwater, Texas, the unit became the 318th WFTD. The class number signifies the fiscal year in which the class started, women cadets, and the numerical order of the class.
 

Class Number Total Entering Total Graduates Date of Graduation
43-W-1 28 23 April 28, 1943
43-W-2 60 43 May 28, 1943
43-W-3 68 38 July 3, 1943
43-W-4
150
112
August 7, 1943
43-W-5
127
85
September 11, 1943
43-W-6
122
84
October 9, 1943
43-W-7
101
59
November 13, 1943
43-W-8
96
48
December 17, 1943
44-W-1
101
49
February 1944
44-W-2
112
49
March 11, 1944
44-W-3
100
57
April 15, 1944
44-W-4
95
52
May 23, 1944
44-W-5
132
72
June 27, 1944
44-W-6
126
72
August 4, 1944
44-W-7
103
59
September 8, 1944
44-W-8
108
49
October 16, 1944
44-W-9
107
55
November 8, 1944
44-W-10
107
68
December 7, 1944

SOURCE: Women Airforce Service Pilots, pp. 94-129, passim.

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