Violet Cowden, 94, flew to New Horizons on April 10, 2011 in
Newport Beach, California.
Violet was 26 when she earned her WASP wings and flew 19 different types of aircraft during her service in World War II.
Violet also delivered the first P-51 to the Tuskegee
Airmen. She estimated that she logged enough miles to have flownaround the world 55 times during her
service with the WASP.
After the WASP were deactivated in 1944, Violet worked briefly behind the ticket counterfor TWA, co-owned a ceramics shop and operated the Teacher’s Resource Center in Huntington Beach, California.
Violet joined The Ninety-Nines in 1995 and was active in the
WASP organization at both the state and national level.
— Ginger Larmon, from the Los Angeles Timeshttp://www.wingsacrossamerica.us/