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Honor Flight by Women Pilots for Lillian Lorraine Yonally, WWII WASP

On Tuesday, September 15th between 1 and 3 pm, women pilots from the New York-New Jersey Section of the Ninety- Nines will be conducting an Honor Flight for Lillian Lorraine Yonally (age 98), who was a Women’s Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) during WWII and a former member of the Ninety-Nines. The Honor Flight was requested by Jack Yonally, Lillian’s son. The flight will take place over the nursing home where Lillian is a resident and will then continue over the city of Albany. Eight women pilots and their various aircraft will be participating.


From 1942 to 1944 the WASPs, an elite group of 1102 women pilots, flew every type of aircraft in the Army Air Corp’s arsenal (including bombers), ferrying aircraft from factories to military bases, towing gunnery targets, flight testing newly overhauled planes, and a variety of other flying missions in the U.S.


For more information about the Honor Flight, contact Mary Mattocks (Willy), Chairperson
of the Ninety-Nines of Western New York at either or 716-435-6132. 

Spring 2021 Section Meeting
Hosted by the Greater New York Section

April 24, 2021, 9:30am

online meeting; zoom information will be sent to Section Members

email for more information

2021 NY-NJ Section 99s Scholarship
application available

The NY-NJ Section 99s, Inc. NY-NJ Section Scholarship is awarded to a female pilot or female student pilot who has been a member of the section for at least one year, in recognition of her earnest desire to further her aviation achievements. The amount of the award varies from year to year and deadline to submit is March 15, 2021.

The 2021 application is available here.