WASP Ferry Pilots

The WASP and WAFS Connection
The contribution of women pilots during WWII

Written by Chuck Cravens, AirCorps Aviation and revised by Emily Enger. One of the lesser known and under-appreciated contributions to the Second World War came from women pilots. 1,102 women served in either, or both, the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron…
Kermit and one of the P-47s he flew

100 Year Old Fighter Pilot VeteranKermit Bjorlie Flew P-40s, P-47s and P-51s in WWII

Kermit Bjorlie Interview by Chuck Cravens, 7-13-2019 I met Kermit Bjorlie and his son, Jon, at Wings of the North Museum’s AirExpo. The event took place at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, MN on Saturday July 13, 2019.  Kermit…
Flying Fortress crash

Mobile Crash Crew Rebuilds FortressesSoldiers, Technicians Fix Planes Where They Crash

There are so many stories lost in these old papers from World War II. My grandparents were great at saving memorabilia. This is the first time I actually looked through their old newspapers and I’m excited to share them with…