Evelyn Genevieve Sharp

Evelyn Sharp

Evelyn Sharp (“Sharpie) was one of the original Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) pilots with over 3,000 flight hours logged when she joined. The WAFS (under Nancy Love) were soon merged with the Women’s Flying Training Detachment (under Jacqueline Cochran) to form the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs).

Sharp was the only WASP to die in a P-38. On April 3, 1944 in Cumberland County, PA, the Lightning she was ferrying lost an engine on takeoff and crashed.

She was 24 years old.

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