Maureen Dunlop de Popp, a female pilot who flew Spitfires, Lancasters and Hurricanes during the Second World War, has died aged 91.    Dunlop joined the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) in 1942 and became one of a small group of female pilots based at White Waltham in Berkshire who were trained to fly 38 types of aircraft between factories and military airfields across the country.

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

Maureen Dunlop de Popp, a female pilot who flew Spitfires, Lancasters and Hurricanes during the Second World War, has died aged 91. Dunlop joined the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) in 1942 and became one of a small group of female pilots based at White Waltham in Berkshire who were trained to fly 38 types of aircraft between factories and military airfields across the country.

1942 WWII Warplane Identification Chart German and par inpress

1942 WWII Warplane Identification Chart, German and British Air Force

1942 WWII Warplane Identification Chart German and par inpress

Polish 303 Squadron in British Air Force 1944 ,Spitfire Supermarine MK XIV. Screen from... ...game World of Worldplanes :)

Polish 303 Squadron in British Air Force 1944 ,Spitfire Supermarine MK XIV. Screen from... ...game World of Worldplanes :)

A Spitfire (front) and a Hurricane patrolling the coast during the Battle of Britain, in 1940.

A Spitfire (front) and a Hurricane patrolling the coast during the Battle of Britain, in 1940.

Andy Pandy, Teddy and Loobie lou, first aired on British TV in 1950. My brother was frightened of Loobie Lou for some reason and would hide behind the sofa when she came on the tv.  I still tease him about it haha!

Andy Pandy, Teddy and Loobie lou, first aired on British TV in 1950. My brother was frightened of Loobie Lou for some reason and would hide behind the sofa when she came on the tv. I still tease him about it haha!

Bombed Telephone Box - Living in London during the Second World War in 1939-40. Photographer George Rodger.

Bombed Telephone Box - Living in London during the Second World War in 1939-40. Photographer George Rodger.

flygcforum.com ✈ BRITISH AIRWAYS FLIGHT 5390 ✈ Ripped from the cockpit ✈

flygcforum.com ✈ BRITISH AIRWAYS FLIGHT 5390 ✈ Ripped from the cockpit ✈

BRITAINS 8932 HEROS of the AIR WWI BRITISH AIR ACE CHARLES RUMMEY SANSOM nj

BRITAINS 8932 HEROS of the AIR WWI BRITISH AIR ACE CHARLES RUMMEY SANSOM nj

Christmas in an air raid shelter, 1940. This little girl has decorations and presents around her bed.

Christmas in an air raid shelter, 1940. This little girl has decorations and presents around her bed.

Call My Bluff - Frank Muir, Arthur Marshall, Robert Robertson

Call My Bluff - Frank Muir, Arthur Marshall, Robert Robertson

DIY Wedding Dessert Table Cake Competition Bakeoff. I think this is a cute idea! then you don't have to pay for dessert for everyone!

Love Is In The Air.

DIY Wedding Dessert Table Cake Competition Bakeoff. I think this is a cute idea! then you don't have to pay for dessert for everyone!

The legendary English Electric Lightning - One of my favourite Cold War era jets. It's astonishing ROC and exceptional performance marked it out as ahead of it's time and a pilot's favourite.

The legendary English Electric Lightning - One of my favourite Cold War era jets. It's astonishing ROC and exceptional performance marked it out as ahead of it's time and a pilot's favourite.

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