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Dawn Seymour


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Professional Bio

Dawn Seymour was the first woman accepted into the Civilian Pilot Training Program (CPTP) at Cornell University. Chosen for the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program, she was assigned to the Flexible Gunnery School, Fort Myers, Florida, where she flew gunnery training missions in the B-17F/G, and towed targets as a copilot in the AT-23 (a stripped B-26). In 1982, Dawn became the first president of the WASP of World War II, and she wrote the booklet In Memoriam: Thirty-eight American Women Pilots to honor the 38 WASP who perished on active duty. She continues to inspire young people through speaking engagements and presentations. She died at age 100 on July 18, 2017.
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