Amy Johnson, English aviator 1903-1941 One of the first women to gain a pilot's licence, Johnson won fame when she flew solo from Britain to Australia in 1930. Her dangerous flight took 17 days. Later she flew solo to India and Japan and became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic East to West, she volunteered to fly for The Women's Auxiialry Air Force in WW2, but her plane was shot down over the River Thames and she was killed
Amy Johnson CBE, (1 July 1903 – 5 January 1941) was a pioneering English aviatrix. Flying solo or with her husband, Jim Mollison, Johnson set numerous long-distance records during the 1930s. Johnson flew in the Second World War as a part of the Air Transport Auxiliary where she died during a ferry flight.
Amy Johnson - 1930s aviator After becoming the first woman to fly solo from Britain to Australia in 1930, the pioneering aviator went on to set a slew of long-distance flying records. She died after going off-course in bad weather while transporting RAF aircraft around the country for the Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second World War
Amy Johnson (1 July 1903 – 5 January 1941) was the first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia and set numerous long-distance records during the 1930s. She flew in World War II as part of the Air Transport Auxiliary.
Amy Johnson, first woman to fly alone from Britain to Australia (aged 26). Also the first licensed female ground engineer. She was one of 154 ATA pilots (women and men) who were killed doing their dangerous work. The women were not allowed to fight, but they ferried the Spitfires from the factories or repair yards to the front line. Many of them died when the aircraft developed engine trouble.