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Emma Ware (Coulter)

Birthplace: Greensburg, PA
Death: May 29, 2011 (96)
Place of Burial: cremated
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Brig. Gen. Richard Coulter, Jr. and Matilda Coulter
Wife of Maj. James Boyd Ware

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About Emma Ware

  • "Both her father and grandfather were generals when generals rode horses instead of jeeps."

She first attended Miss Voegle's School in Greensburg. She graduated from Miss Porter's School in Connecticut and completed her education in New York City at Barnard College. While there she became an avid Gilbert and Sullivan devotee. Her interests were zoology and art history.

World War II was imminent and she joined the civil air patrol after earning her pilot's license. She then graduated in the third class of Woman Air Service Pilots (WASP) in 1943. She served as a ferry pilot of war planes, flew as part of the Tow Target Squadron, and helped test drone airplanes. Emma met her husband while at Biggs Air Force Base in Texas. They married on the last day the WASPs were in service, December 19, 1944. They settled in St. Louis, her husband's hometown.

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Emma Ware's Timeline

May 17, 1915
Greensburg, PA
May 29, 2011
Age 96