Tuesday 2 April 2013 Sadly Maureen Dunlop de Popp passed away aged 91. Maureen was a pilot with the Air Transport Auxiliary. She was one of the 160 female pilots who positioned aeroplanes between factories and military airfields during WWII. Maureen was trained to fly 28 types of single-engine aircraft and 10 multi-engined. Aside from her flying duties Maureen also became a wartime icon in 1944 with this photograph which was featured on the cover of Picture Post magazine showing her leaving the cockpit of a Fairey Barracuda. The image is remembered for changing the perception of women who worked for the war effort.
RIP Maureen from your colleagues in ATA and the Spitfire Society