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.

London's Transport Museum i remember having a great time here it is very vague but a warm feeling fills me just looking at this picture

London's Transport Museum i remember having a great time here it is very vague but a warm feeling fills me just looking at this picture

This way to the Air Raid Shelter ~ London Underground - not my London thank God, but my poor mother and her family (along with thousands of others) had to sleep there.

This way to the Air Raid Shelter ~ London Underground - not my London thank God, but my poor mother and her family (along with thousands of others) had to sleep there.

bus ticket from funny looking ticket machine that was clipped onto the bus conductors chest or belt.

bus ticket from funny looking ticket machine that was clipped onto the bus conductors chest or belt.

Unique, bespoke Bentley with a 27-ltre Rolls-Royce Meteor engine    (Which, to be technically correct, ISN'T from a Spitfire, like the ever-so-reliable Daily Mail says - the Meteor was the un-supercharged version as used in Tanks)

Bentley with a Spitfire engine

Unique, bespoke Bentley with a 27-ltre Rolls-Royce Meteor engine (Which, to be technically correct, ISN'T from a Spitfire, like the ever-so-reliable Daily Mail says - the Meteor was the un-supercharged version as used in Tanks)

Supermarine Spitfire Mk. XVIII SM845 (GZ-J) Daniel Karlsson

Supermarine Spitfire Mk. XVIII SM845 (GZ-J) Daniel Karlsson

Motorbikes inside the hold of the SS Thistlegorm, a British Merchant Navy ship that sank a...

Motorbikes inside the hold of the SS Thistlegorm, a British Merchant Navy ship that sank a...

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