Amy Johnson CBE, (1 July 1903 – 5 January 1941) was a pioneering English aviator. Flying solo or with her husband, Jim Mollison, Johnson set numerous long-distance records during the 1930s. Johnson flew in the Second World War as a part of the Air Transport Auxiliary where she died during a ferry flight.She was the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia. Along the way, she battled sandstorms, desert dogs, monsoon rains, blistering heat, and crash landings. It's quite a story.
Photo sources: 1, 2 + 3; 4. With Jim Mollison on their wedding day, July 29, 1932; 5; 6; 7; 8. In Victoria, Australia, June 1930; 9. In Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, July 1930.