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The Resource A Spitfire girl, Mary Ellis ; with Melody Foreman

A Spitfire girl, Mary Ellis ; with Melody Foreman

Label
A Spitfire girl
Title
A Spitfire girl
Statement of responsibility
Mary Ellis ; with Melody Foreman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
We visualise dashing and daring young men as the epitome of the pilots of the Second World War, yet amongst that elite corps was one person who flew no less than 400 Spitfires and 76 different types of aircraft - and that person was Mary Wilkins. Her story is one of the most remarkable and endearing of the war, as this young woman, serving as a ferry pilot with the Air Transport Auxiliary, transported aircraft for the RAF, including fast fighter planes and huge four-engine bombers. On one occasion Mary delivered a Wellington bomber to an airfield, and as she climbed out of the aircraft the RAF ground crew ran over to her and demanded to know where the pilot was! Mary said simply: 'I am the pilot!' Unconvinced the men searched the aircraft before they realised a young woman had indeed flown the bomber all by herself. This is her story
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Ellis, Mary
Dewey number
  • 358.4'0092
  • 358.40092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Foreman, Melody
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  • Ellis, Mary
  • Women air pilots
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Biography
Label
A Spitfire girl, Mary Ellis ; with Melody Foreman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781473895362
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781473895362
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
A Spitfire girl, Mary Ellis ; with Melody Foreman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781473895362
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781473895362
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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