Papers, 1930-1958.

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Papers, 1930-1958.

Papers contain several book manuscripts written by Amy Johnson's sister about Amy, and articles written by Amy Johnson. There is also correspondence from Johnson to her parents as well as correspondence with a London editor in reference to the publication of a book Johnson was writing. The miscellaneous series contains photos and family items.

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Johnson, Amy, 1903-1941

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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...