Margaret Werber Gilman


Great Neck native Margaret Werber Gilman, a World War II pilot, died on May 29, at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset. She was 90 years old. Most recently she lived in North Hills.
Gilman had flown planes with the Women Air Force Service Pilots during WWII and these women were called the WASP fliers
She became a pilot when American pilots were in short supply when the war began. Women applicants applied to the Army Air Corps and those chosen were then trained and assigned specific duties. Gilman was one of the final pilots in the program before it was disbanded.
Gilman was married to veterinarian Manny Gilman, who died in 2011. She is survived by their daughter, Jane Gilman of Garden City, and son, Charles Gilman of Manhasset.

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