Young Widow Leaves Disney Job to Join WASP Program

Young Widow Leaves Disney Job to Join WASP Program

After losing her husband just a year earlier when his P-38F Lightning aircraft crashed at Mills Field in San Mateo, California, Elizabeth “Betty” Maxine Chambers applied to be among the first female pilots in the newly formed Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program. A native of Hollywood, California, Betty had worked for the Walt Disney Company inking cartoon celluloid cells and for Universal Studios inking cells for “picture process work” before joining the WASPs.

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Photo source: National Archives
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