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Bonnie Jean Alloway Welz
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Birth: Jun. 22, 1918
Douglas County
Washington, USA
Death: Jun. 29, 1944
Jim Hogg County
Texas, USA

2123 AAFBU, Harlingen, Texas

She was the daughter of Lee William Alloway, Sr and Sylvia Grace Foster* of Douglas County, Washington. Her siblings were Leah R, Lois G, Leroy W 'Lee' Alloway, and Glenarden 'James' and Betty Alloway and her half-siblings were Edward and David Minor. As Lee William Alloway died young, her mother Sylvia Grace married second to Edward Minor. Bonnie had married to Army Air Corps Veteran Carl John Welz of San Jose, California.

She attended UCLA. On 25 April 1943, she entered AAF flight training at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, and graduated 9 October 1943.

She had been stationed at Dodge City Army Air Base, Kansas, and at Harlingen Army Air Field, Texas.

She was killed in a BT Valiant aircraft, BT-13A #41-22090, when it crashed on an administrative flight two miles north of Randado, Texas, and approximately 42 miles from Laredo Army Air Field, Texas.

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


*Sylvia Grace Foster
m1 Lee William Alloway 1911
m2 Edward Minor bef 1930
m3 Fred Aldred bef 1940
m4 Walter Bernard Jakeman bef Nov 1960 
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Created by: B24CoPilotNiece
Record added: May 31, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70687027
Bonnie Jean <i>Alloway</i> Welz
Added by: H.Parsian
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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
My mother spoke of you several times. She was very proud of a cousin that was following her adventurous spirit by becoming an Aviator.
- kareen Christen
 Added: May. 22, 2016
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