Maureen Dunlop, WW2 Spitfire pilot... @Alex Leichtman Green

Silk stocking and Spitfires: The dark reality of the girls who flew dangerous wartime missions

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.

women of the Air Transport Auxiliary in WW2 - Spitfire Women BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tw1m1

women of the Air Transport Auxiliary in - Spitfire Women BBC ~Via Andrew Yang

Spitfire P7350 (front) flies alongside Hurricane LF363 (back). The aircraft are part of the famous Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) of historic RAF aircraft from the Second World War.

WWII aircraft are something else. Spitfire (front) flies alongside Hurricane (back). The aircraft are part of the famous Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) of historic RAF aircraft from the Second World War.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk V and pilots of No. 40 Squadron, South African Air Force, at Gabes in Tunisia, April 1943. © IWM (TR 1030)

Glorious Color Pictures of the Classic British Spitfire! Supermarine Spitfire Mk V and pilots of No. 40 Squadron, South African Air Force, at Gabes in Tunisia, April © IWM (TR

The Spitfire was a low-wing monoplane that was first flown in 1936 and was first put into service with the Royal Air Force in 1938. It was modified continuously throughout the war to serve in a variety of roles: fighter (with notable success at high altitudes), fighter-bomber, and photo reconnaissance plane.

one of the best allied aircraft, deserves a place right next to the - Spitfire

Phoenix: Spitfire N3200 (pictured), the oldest Spitfire still flying, was fully restored a...

Stunning, pin-sharp images of the final 55 airworthy Spitfires

Phoenix: Spitfire (pictured), the oldest Spitfire still flying, was fully restored after being shot down over Dunkirk in May 1940 and reappearing from the sands in 1986

A Spitfire (front) and a Hurricane patrolling the coast during the Battle of Britain, in 1940. The RAF relied on these fighters to confront the huge waves of German bombers and fighters that attacked Britain from Norway, France and the Netherlands during August and September. Though severely outnumbered, British pilots managed to inflict considerable losses to the German air force, finally forcing the German command to postpone the invasion of Britain; they'd turn later to find hell in the…

A Spitfire (front) and a Hurricane patrolling the coast during the Battle of Britain, in Not Griffin engined Spits from about Might be remembering BoB.

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, an adequate American fighter during the earlier stages of WW2.

Curtiss Warhawk, an adequate American fighter during the earlier stages of

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