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RIP To A Pioneering Female Military Aviator  
User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13253 posts, RR: 77
Posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2590 times:

Diana Barnato Walker was one of few female aviators during WW2, not seeing combat, since women were prohibited from doing, at least with the Western Allies, nonetheless she had a varied career and was steeped in aviation her whole life.
Also being the first British woman to break the sound barrier.

Obituary;
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/may/08/military.gender

Here is an illustrated and in depth account of her life, written before her recent death, over 5 pages;
www.raf.mod.uk/history_old/dianabw.html

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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12181 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2519 times:

RIP, my friend  tombstone 

User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 9292 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2509 times:

I must say she had a great life and also had a long one, she did her duty in spite of her wealth.


It is better to die on your feet, than live on your knees.
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