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Mary P Hartson
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Birth: Jan. 11, 1917
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Death: Aug. 14, 1944
Denison
Grayson County
Texas, USA

WASP WWII
2537th AAFBU
CPS(B) Perrin Field, Sherman TX


She was the daughter of Paul Elmer and Isabel Hartson of Portland, Multnomah CO OR. Her brothers were Henry S Hartson and MM3C Kent S Hartson.

She was born in Portland, OR. She graduated from Washington High School in Portland, OR.

She entered AAF training at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, TX on 06 April 1943 and graduated on 11 September 1943.

She was assigned to be an Engineering Test Pilot and an Instrument Instructor.

She was killed while on a test flight in BT-13A #42-88794 Valiant at Perrin Army Air Base, Denison TX, when the aircraft experienced 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:
  Paul Elmer Hartson (1886 - 1952)
  Isabel B Hartson (1877 - 1981)
 
 Siblings:
  Henry S Hartson (1913 - 1991)*
  Mary P Hartson (1917 - 1944)
  Kent Seymore Hartson (1920 - 2010)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Wilhelm's Portland Memorial
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
 
Created by: B24CoPilotNiece
Record added: May 31, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70667114
Mary P Hartson
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Mary P Hartson
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Mary P Hartson
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"Operation Celestial Flight" God Bless The Memories Of The 38 WASP Lost In Service.
- Chaplain Clemens
 Added: Feb. 22, 2017
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
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