Universal York

Part of the USA Today Network

York WASP Veteran Story Told in California Newspaper

It was 1941. Young York podiatrist Mary Reineberg knew how to fly, so off she went to offer her services to her country. The odds of being chosen were high, but Mary made the grade and became a member of the WASPs (Women Airforce Service Pilots).

Native Yorker Mary Reineberg Burchard was the daughter of Jacob F. and Salome M. Aulbach Reineberg. Today she lives in Orange County, California, and this week the Orange County Register told her story. Her niece, Kate Redshaw, Hospitality Coordinator at York County Heritage Trust shared the link below with me.

Click here to read what Mary Reineberg and other WASP pilots did during World War II.

Click here for a previous post on Mary’s sister Mildred, now Sister Clare, and her career change from Hollywood actress to nun.