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Mary Ellis

Discussion in 'WWII Obituaries' started by The_Historian, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. The_Historian

    The_Historian Pillboxologist Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    "The last of the Spitfire girls Mary Ellis, who flew 76 different aircraft during the Second World War, has died at her home on the Isle of Wight aged 101.
    The Oxfordshire native died in Sandown on Tuesday, and was one of the two last surviving UK female Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) pilots.
    Mrs Ellis flew 400 Spitfires and 76 different types of aircraft during WWII, and just before her 100th birthday she was able to fly once more in a Spitfire.
    Just two weeks ago, Mrs Ellis attended the London premiere of Spitfires, where she was seen smiling on the red carpet and received a standing ovation after the film.
    Mrs Ellis took her first flying lesson as a teenager and flew for pleasure until 1939.
    when she heard a radio appeal for women pilots to join the auxiliary service."
    www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5993993/Last-Spitfire-girls-Mary-Ellis-dies-home-Isle-Wight-aged-101.html
     
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    Thanks for that. What a wonderful lady, a credit to her generation.
     
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    Just read this. Thanks for posting it and beating me to the punch.
     
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    Thanks for sharing, Gordon, Good read.
     

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