Oct 13, 2009

The only sisters to fly Spitfires in WWII

The Daily Mail online has a report about the only sisters to fly Spitfires in WWII. No, they didn’t fly combat missions. They transported planes from factory to Royal Air Force airdromes.

From the report:

They were sleek, beautifully shaped, and earned something of a racy reputation.

And that was just the Spitfires they flew.

But even away from the cockpit, the plucky young gals of the World War Two Air Transport Auxiliary turned plenty of heads as well.

They flew 18 different RAF aircraft during the war as they delivered them to airbases throughout Britain.

But it was the Spitfire which rekindled their fondest memories.

More of the story with photos here.