Monday, August 2, 2010
WASP Beverly Frisbie Carruth, 44-W-7
CARRUTH, BEVERLY F. of San Diego Aug. 2, 1922 - July 19, 2010 7/30 2pm at San Carlos United Methodist, 6554 Cowles Mtn. Featheringill Mortuary (619) 583-9511
Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on July 26, 2010
Additional information from Scott Ferguson:
Beverly Frisbie Carruth WASP 44-7
Beverly passed away peacefully at home on 7-19-2010.
A memorial service was held on Friday, 7-30- 2010 at 2:00 PM
San Marcos United Methodist Church
6554 Cowles Mountain Blvd San Diego, CA
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, 9-23-2010 at 12:00 PM Fort Rosecran's National Cemetery San Diego, CA
Beverly was only of only 1,074 women who completed Army Air Force flight training and became a WASP. She entered training from Highland Park, IL as one of 103 trainees of Class 44-7. 59 young women graduated on September 8, 1944. The Big Spring Bombardier School Band played as the trainees passed in review for the graduates. Lt. Col. Roy P. Ward, the CO of the 2563rd AAFBU (Army Air Force Base Unit) was the speaker for the graduation ceremony.
After graduation, Beverly received Army Air Force orders and was sent to Douglas Army Air Field in Douglas Arizona to the 3014th AFBU. There, she flew as a utility, administrative and engineering test pilot. Aircraft she might have flown included the BT-14, AT-8, UC-78, AT-17 and B-25.
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Thank you for caring.
God watch over her family.
Respectfully posted Aug. 3, 2010
Information from WASP Bryd Granger's "On Final Approach"