Amy Johnson Papers 1930-1958


Amy Johnson Papers 1930-1958

Johnson, an English aviator, became an instant celebrity after piloting her de Havilland Gypsy Moth from London to Australia in 1930, a long distant flight no woman had ever attempted. Her papers include the manuscript of her unpublished biography, written by her sister, as well as correspondence, personal papers, and photographs.


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Johnson, Amy, 1903-1941 (person)

Born in 1903 in Hull, England, Amy Johnson learned to fly and obtained a pilot's license in 1928. Later that year she became the first women in England to earn an aircraft engineer's license. During the rest of her short life, Johnson made several historic, records flights including flights from London to Australia and London to Tokyo. With the advent of WW II, Johnson joined the British Air Transport Auxilary and while flying from Blackpool to Oxford in 1941, crashed in the Thames Estuary and d...