|Birth: ||May 23, 1924|
|Death: ||Oct. 2, 1944|
San Bernardino County
3035th AAFBU Victorville CA
She was the daughter of Roy Gilbert Michell, Sr and Ruth N Jackson. Ruth married second to Maurice E Zetterholm. Her brother was Roy Gilbert Michell, Jr. Just two weeks prior to her death, she had married Major Hampton Robinson, an Army surgeon whom she met in Dallas, Texas.
She graduated from National Park Junior College in Washington, DC.
She had obtained her pilot's license prior to entering the WASP training program.
She entered AAF flight training in September 1943 at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas and graduated on 11 March 1944. She had been stationed at Love Field in Dallas, Texas, and at Victorville Army Air Base, California. Her assignments included ferrying planes and the training of bombardiers.
Her roommate was supposed to fly, however, she was ill, and Marie Michell Robinson took her place. She died when she was co-piloting B-25D #41-30114 that crashed in the mountains approximately 25 miles west of Victorville, California. The three crew members killed in the crash were~
1st Lt George D Rosado, Pilot, from San Diego, California
WASP Marie N Michell Robinson, CoPilot, from Washington, D.C.
SSgt Gordon L Walker, Crew Chief, from Fossil, Oregon
This aircraft wreck was more recently visited and documented by aviation archaeologist and wreckfinder G Pat Macha of www.aircraftwrecks.com
Her niece, Cheryl Marie Michell, has a website in honor of her aunt and the 38 WASPs who died in the service of their country at http://www.38wasp.blogspot.com/
She was one of only thirty-eight WWII WASPs killed while in the service of their country.
Roy Gilbert Michell (1891 - 1980)
Ruth Naomi Jackson Zetterholm (1895 - 1962)
White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery
Created by: B24CoPilotNiece
Record added: May 31, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70677547
Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice.|
Added: Dec. 27, 2016
We must never forget the women who played a major role in WW II. We must remember them with honor and respect.|
Added: Dec. 3, 2016
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