Maureen Dunlop leaving the cockpit of a plane she had just flown in 1944. These female pilots of the British Air Transport Auxiliary flew Spitfires, Hurricanes and Lancasters to air bases in England during WWII ~

Pioneering female pilot who flew Spitfires during Second World War and became magazine cover girl dies aged 91

Maureen Adele Chase Dunlop de Popp October 1920 – 29 May née Dunlop, was an Anglo-Argentine pilot who flew for the British Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) during World War II, and became notable as a pin-up on the cover of the Picture Post magazine.

Mary, a pilot of the Air Transport Auxiliary, in her gear to fly her Spitfire, c. 1944.

Mary, pilot in the Air Transport Auxiliary, in gear to fly her Spitfire, c. 1944 during WWII

An undated photo of Margaret Frost during her wartime years

Margaret Frost, Air Transport Auxiliary pilot, flew new and repaired Spitfires, Hurricanes, and Mustangs to RAF bases during WWII.

An archive picture of the women of the ATA in front of a plane

Spitfire Women is a documentary that tells the story of the female pilots who transported aeroplanes for the RAF as part of the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA). Eighty-nine-year-old Margaret Frost.

Spitfire Women: Margaret Frost on her role in the Battle of Britain ~

Spitfire Women is a documentary that tells the story of the female pilots who transported aeroplanes for the RAF as part of the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA). Eighty-nine-year-old Margaret Frost.

Joy Lofthouse, one of the Air Transport Auxiliary pilots for the RAF in WWII. The ATA was the UK equivalent of the WASPs, ferrying planes to the forward bases and performing often-dangerous flying feats.

Code Name Verity Joy Lofthouse, one of the Air Transport Auxiliary pilots during the war, is here pictured in her uniform. From the BBC documentary Spitfire Women

Canadian pilot James Henry Whalen posing with his Spitfire fighter, RAF Tangmere, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom, 1941-

[Photo] Canadian pilot James Henry Whalen posing with his Spitfire fighter, RAF Tangmere, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom, 1941

[Photo] Canadian pilot James Henry Whalen posing with his Spitfire fighter, RAF…

British plotting room, 1943.Women were an integral part of the British war effort, serving in significant numbers with the RAF as Women’s Auxilliary Air Force in radar operations. Women served with the RCAF as well, but as Canada was not as mobilised as Britain, their service was less widespread. That said, the British model of radar operations was used for the manning of the Pine Tree Line, which was established in the early ’50s, with women serving in at PTL bases across Can

secretsofradar: “ British plotting room, Women were an integral part of the British war effort, serving in significant numbers with the RAF as Women’s Auxilliary Air Force in radar operations. Women served with the RCAF as well, but as Canada.

The female Top Guns of World War II

The female Top Guns of World War II

168 women, among them recruits from the US and Australia, served in the Air Transport Auxiliary during World War II which ended 70 years ago this Saturday with the surrender of Japanese forces.

Late Spitfire pilot helps save Battle of Britain control tower where wartime classic The First of The Few was filmed by leaving thousands of pounds in his will

Late Spitfire pilot helps save Battle of Britain control tower where wartime classic The First of The Few was filmed by leaving thousands of pounds in his will

More than 70 years after the movie starring David Niven was recorded at RAF Ibsley the dilapidated concrete building is to be brought back to life after wartime pilot Des Smith left thousands dedicated to the cause in his will.

Supermarine Spitfire - A pilot's memoirs

Supermarine Spitfire - A pilot& memoirs

Supermarine Spitfire - A pilot's memoirs

Supermarine Spitfire - A pilot& memoirs

Fear of Landing – Five Facts I Never Knew about Spitfires

This is clip of Spitfire Mark 9 being flown by the late Mark Hanna at Duxford in the UK. This is a clip from a DVD called "A Spitfires Story" available.

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