Dawn Seymour was the first woman accepted into the Civilian Pilot Training Program (CPTP) at Cornell University. Chosen for the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program, she was assigned to the Flexible Gunnery School, Fort Myers, Florida, where she flew gunnery training missions in the B-17F/G, and has over 700 hours in the B-17. She also towed targets as a copilot in the AT-23 (a stripped down B-26). In 1982, Dawn became the first president of the WASP of World War II, and she wrote the booklet "In Memoriam: Thirty-eight American Women Pilots" to honor the 38 WASP's who perished on active duty. She passed away at age 100 on July 18, 2017.