Amy Johnson CBE

Amy Johnson CBE (1903 - 1941)

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Amy Johnson CBE
Born in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in London, England, United Kingdommap
[children unknown]
Died in Essex, Englandmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 28 Apr 2016 | Last significant change: 19 Nov 2018
13:01: Nicolas LaPointe edited the Biography for Amy Johnson CBE. [Thank Nicolas for this]
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Categories: Aviators | English Notables.

Biography

Amy Johnson CBE is Notable.

Amy was born in 1903 at 154 St. George's Road, Kingston-upon-Hull.

At 26, Amy became the first woman to fly on her own from Britain to Australia, having had less than a year’s flying experience. She completed the journey at Darwin Airport on 24 May, 1930, 19 days after leaving Croydon Airport in England. Papers released by the National Archives (England) to mark the 75th anniversary of the journey also show she carried an automatic pistol with her but did not have a radio. Johnson completed a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the University of Sheffield.[1]

She was awarded the title of Commander of the British Empire in 1930.

She married Jim Mollison in 1932.[2] (Jim was born in Glasgow, Scotland on 19 Apr 1905).

She crashed an air transport auxiliary plane into the Thames Estuary in 1938. Her body was never recovered.

Sources

  1. Rojas, John-Paul , 'Amy Johnson: Fearless or Foolish', The Age (Melbourne, Australia), 24 May 2005
  2. England and Wales Civil Registration, Marriage Index, Sep Qtr 1932, St. George Hanover Square 1a, 1213

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