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Frances Fortune Grimes
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Birth: Oct. 7, 1914
Deer Park
Garrett County
Maryland, USA
Death: Mar. 27, 1944
Camp Edwards
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA

WASP USAAF WWII
ASN 1628140
1st Air Force, 1st Tow Target Squadron

She was born in Deer Park MD to Bushrod Grimes and Sada C. Laughlin.

She was the No. 1 rank in the United States Lawn Tennis Association for the Middle Atlantic States, and she was awarded the most outstanding athlete, male or female, in the State of West Virginia in 1935. In that same year, she had won the women's singles, doubles, and mixed doubles championship at the West Virginia Open.

She was a graduate of Morgantown High School, Morgantown WV, West Virginia University and the University of Pittsburgh.

She had completed flight training at West Virginia University and also at the Southeastern University at the Martinsburg airport.

She entered AAF flight training at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, TX on 15 January 1943.

She was killed upon takeoff from Otis Field, Falmouth MA in RA-24B #42-54552 attack bomber due to the aircraft experiencing a stall and spin.

She was one of thirty-eight WWII WASPs killed while in the service of their country.

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 Parents:
  Bushrod Grimes (____ - 1957)
  Sada C Laughlin Grimes (1884 - 1971)
 
 Sibling:
  Joanna Grimes*
  Frances Fortune Grimes (1914 - 1944)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
South Side Cemetery
Pittsburgh
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: B24CoPilotNiece
Record added: May 31, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70664639
Frances Fortune Grimes
Added by: H.Parsian
 
Frances Fortune Grimes
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Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice.
- Lily Virdell
 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.
- Birdgirl
 Added: Dec. 3, 2016

- Jamie reed
 Added: Jan. 12, 2016
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