International Womens Day

On March 8th, International Womens Day, we salute the women of 10 different countries who flew for ATA and make inspiring role models for women of the 21st century. Beside the British pilots, the largest contingent came from the USA in 1942, recruited by Jackie Cochran. The other nations were Australia, Canada, Chile, Eire, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland and South Africa. They all contributed immensely to the success of ATA. Apparently crew room conversations at Hamble often included Spanish voices (Margot Duhalde from Chile and Maureen Dunlop who grew up in Argentina) and Polish voices (Anna Leska and Stefania Wojtulanis – known as Barbara!) along British, American and South African voices.