WAFS Founder Nancy Harkness Love

WAFS Founder Nancy Harkness Love

Mrs. Nancy Harkness Love, founder of the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS). The WAFS was created in September 1942 within the Air Transport Command, under Nancy Harkness Love’s leadership. WAFS were recruited from among commercially licensed women pilots with at least 500 hours flying time and a 200-hp rating. Their original mission was to ferry USAAF trainers and light aircraft from the factories, but later they were delivering fighters, bombers and transports as well.

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Photo source: U.S. Air Force
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