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RIP To A Pioneering Female Military Aviator

Thu May 08, 2008 6:33 pm

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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RE: RIP To A Pioneering Female Military Aviator

Thu May 08, 2008 11:56 pm

RIP, my friend  tombstone 
 
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RE: RIP To A Pioneering Female Military Aviator

Fri May 09, 2008 12:34 am

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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