Lettice Curtis (1 February 1915 – 21 July 2014).
"Lettice Curtis, who has died aged 99, was arguably the most remarkable woman pilot of the Second World War, flying a wide range of military combat aircraft with the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) and being the first woman to qualify to fly a four-engine bomber…By the end of the war, when the ATA closed down, Lettice Curtis was probably the most experienced of all the female pilots, having flown more than 400 heavy bombers, 150 Mosquitos and hundreds of Hurricanes and Spitfires."
Marilyn Monroe / photo by Bert Stern, June 1962.
August 1, 1944
USS Gambier Bay
Darrell Bennett by his FM-2 Wildcat “Smokey’s Lucky Witch”
Source: World War 2 Database
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Untitled Photography, Thomas Eakins, 1891