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Amy Johnson - Early life, Notable Flights, Death, Trivia


Pioneer aviator, born in Hull, NE England, UK. She flew solo from England to Australia (1930), to Japan via Siberia (1931), and to Cape Town (1932), making new records in each case. A pilot in Air Transport Auxiliary in World War 2, she was drowned after bailing out over the Thames estuary.

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about 8 years ago

amy johnson is a wonderful pilot and it was a tragady she had to die.