Women in Aviation, International was saddened to learn of the passing of Dot Swain Lewis on September 9, 2013. A 2004 inductee into the WAI Pioneer Hall of Fame, Dot was one of 10 female pilots taught to be an instructor at Phoebe Omlie's Women's Research Flight Instructor School from late 1942 to early 1943. She went on to accept a position teaching the WASP to fly and later became a WASP herself.
Dot passed away at the mountain home she built in Fern Valley, Idyllwild, Califonia, 21 days before her 98th birthday.
Read her full bio on the WASP Final Flight blog.