To: AntiJen; OldCorps; SAMWolf
Mary Scantland was commissioned in 1951 and was a forecaster at Itazuke AB during the Korean War. Having flown eleven types of aircraft as a WWII WASP,(including P38,P39,P40,P47,P51) Mary often briefed fuzzy-cheeked combat pilots with less cockpit hours than she had.
To: AntiJen; SAMWolf; OldCorps
The first WAF forecaster assigned to a combat zone was Capt.Margaret Roberts. She left Tan Son Nhut as I arrived but her replacement was Capt. Pat Hayes. (I had said she was the oldest WO before but she was a WO when I met her years before. I bet she was the oldest Captain,though). Pat was assigned up to Chief Scientist in the SEA Weather Center. She could party as well as forecast with the best.
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