Item BCA - 2019.1682 - Mary Ellis, ATA WWII died aged 101

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BCA - 2019.1682


Mary Ellis, ATA WWII died aged 101


  • August 2018 (Creation)

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Mary Ellis died in the summer of 2018 on July 24th. She was born in Langfield near Witney and was one of the first women to take to the skies in Spitfires and heavy bombers. She was a friend and colleague of Molly Rose OBE who was another ATA pilot in WWII.
After the war she moved to the Isle of Wight where she managed Sandown Airport for 20 years.
In 2016 a plaque dedicated to Mrs Ellis and her close friend Molly Rose, who had died that year, was unveiled at RAF Brize Norton.

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