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Dorothy Olsen (Dorothy Eleanor Kocher) was born on 10 July, 1916 in Woodburn, Oregon, U.S., is a Member. Discover Dorothy Olsen's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 103 years old?

Popular As Dorothy Eleanor Kocher
Occupation N/A
Age 103 years old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Born 10 July 1916
Birthday 10 July
Birthplace Woodburn, Oregon, U.S.
Date of death (2019-07-23) University Place, Washington, U.S.
Died Place N/A
Nationality Oregon

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As a WASP, she was a civilian pilot, working for the military. Her assignment was ferrying new aircraft of many different types from the factories where they were built to airbases. This freed up male pilots for combat. She died in 2019, at the age of 103.

Olsen died on July 23, 2019, at her home in University Place, Washington, aged 103, and was given military honors at her funeral. Prior to her death, she was one of 38 WASPs still alive.


In 2010, Olsen (along with all other WASPs) was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to commemorate her service. In 2015, she was honored with a flyover of Seattle's Boeing Field by vintage aircraft for her 99th birthday. In 2016, Olsen celebrated her 100th birthday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Also in attendance were fellow WASPs Alta Thomas, Betty Dybbro, and Mary Jean Sturdevant.


WASPs were not, at the time, considered military personnel; she is listed in the Sixth Ferrying Group personnel book with the title of "Civilian Pilot". When the WASP program ended in 1944, the pilots were discharged at their home base, with no transportation allowance to get back home. WASPs were retroactively granted veteran status as part of the GI Bill Improvement Act Of 1977.


Olsen joined the WASPs in 1943 when the program was created. A petite woman, 5 feet (1.52 m) tall Olsen embarked on a weight-gaining regimen to make the 100-pound (45 kg) required minimum. There were more than 25,000 applicants, of which 1,879 were accepted and 1,074 graduated.

Olsen was a member of class 43-4 (43-W-4 in some sources), which included 152 students. Her training began in February, 1943, at Houston Municipal Field (now named William P. Hobby Airport) along with half of her class. The other half of the class reported to Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas.

She graduated on August 7, 1943. After graduation, her assignment was to the Sixth Ferrying Group in Long Beach, California. She flew 61 missions, and was one of only twelve women certified for night flight.


Olsen earned her private pilot's license as a civilian in the 1930s, taking her checkride in a 40 hp (30 kW) Taylorcraft. Three years later, she was flying twin-engine P-38s, with a total of 3,100 hp (2,300 kW).


Dorothy Eleanor Olsen (née Kocher, July 10, 1916 – July 23, 2019) was an American aircraft pilot and member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) in World War II.

She was born in Woodburn, Oregon, on July 10, 1916 to Ralph and Frances (Zimmering) Kocher, and grew up on the family's small farm. She decided she wanted to fly airplanes when she was eight, after reading The Red Knight of Germany, Floyd Gibbons's biography of World War I flying ace, Baron von Richthofen. Her initial introduction to flight was when she took a biplane ride at a state fair, which inspired her to take flying lessons.