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Call, Mary M. (Hiller), 1919-2019



  • Existence: 1919 - 2019 October 22

Biographical Note: Mary M. "Pat" Hiller Call

Mary “Pat” (Hiller) Call served with the Women Airforce Service Pilots during World War II.

Mary Marjorie (Hiller) Call, nicknamed "Pat," was born in 1919 in Kahoka, Missouri to Harrold Hiller and Sarah Nelle Tower. She attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison for a year before transferring to the University of Washington. In 1939, as a college student, she was one of four female students to be accepted to a Civilian Flight Training Course and received her private pilot’s license. She graduated with a BA in Sociology in 1940. After graduation, in 1942, she began working for United Airlines where she worked until 1943 when she signed on to the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS). As a Woman Airforce Service Pilot (WASP), Call trained at Sweetwater, Texas, and flew routes primarily in Oklahoma and Texas. She resigned from the WAFS in 1944, just a month before the program was deactivated. After the war she worked for about a year as an Administrative Assistant for the Operations Department, U.S. Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island.

In 1946, she married Jerry Call. They had four children. After the war Call lived in Pocatello, Idaho and Chicago, Illinois before settling in Mount Vernon, Washington. She went on to teach elementary school in in Mount Vernon and Stanwood, Washington until she retired in 1980. She died October 22, 2019.

Biographical note derived from collection materials.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Mary "Pat" (Hiller) Call WASP Collection

Identifier: 2020-11-15
Content Description The Mary "Pat" (Hiller) Call WASP Collection consists of materials relating to Call’s service as a Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) from 1942-1944. Materials are arranged alphabetically and span from 1939-2019 (bulk 1943-1980). The collection consists of about 0.6 cubic feet of material, including military records, licenses and membership cards, flight records and logbooks, correspondence, photographs, ephemera, and clippings. Correspondence in the collection includes a...

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