Yvonne "Pat" Pateman



Age: 84


Summary: member of the Women Service Pilots (WASP's) during World War II who was one of only 1,074 female pilots in the WASP program who flew in supporting (non-combat) roles during the war, who retired as a U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel after serving in the Vietnam War, who was featured in Deborah Douglas's book American Women in Flight Since 1940 and who wrote her own book in 1996 called Women Who Dared, the first history of American women test pilots.



Cause of Death: Aftereffects of a stroke


Born: September 8, 1919


Died: April 4, 2004


Location: Laguna Woods, California