The original is a combination of water color and ink on paper.
Ann Wood-Kelly was an American aviator, who flew with the British Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) in the Second World War.
During her time as a ferry pilot with ATA, she flew more than 900 aircraft of 75 different types ranging from the single-engined Supermarine Spitfire fighter to the four-engined Avro Lancaster heavy bomber. In 1946, she was awarded the King’s Medal for Courage in the Cause of Freedom for her services to the United Kingdom.
After the war she became an assistant to the United States Air attaché in London before she returned to the United States. She became a public relations manager for Northeast Airlines, and later worked for Pan American Airways, becoming the first female vice-president with Pan Am.
This is a tribute to all those brave girls of the British Air Transport Auxiliary.
Copyright © 2013, A. Hermann