Aviation Historian 12
Aviation Historian 12
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F.Merriam - Halford saves the Day /Echoes from Dawn Skies/ (7)
Amy Johnson prepares to leave the de Havilland factory at Stag Lane in a D.H.60 Moth, to fly to her home town of Hull in August 1930.
The D.H.80A Puss Moth, G-ACAB, named The Desert Cloud, used for the Cape Town flight, on display in Lewis’s Store in Leeds in February 1933.
A contemporary postcard showing Johnson’s return to the UK. She had beaten the record set by her husband, Jim Mollison (they married in July 1932), having made the flight from Lympne to Cape Town in four days, 6hr and 54min, arriving in South Africa on November 18, 1932. The oil-filter trouble had been at Benguela, Angola.