A Spitfire Girl – Melody Foreman


A Spitfire Girl is about one the world’s greatest female ATA ferry pilots, Mary Ellis. Her story is told by Melody Foreman.


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A Spitfire Girl: One of The World’s Greatest Ferry Pilots Tells Her Story Mary EllisĀ as told by Melody Foreman

We visualise dashing and daring young women as the epitome of the pilots of the Second World War, yet among that elite corps was one person who flew no less than 400 Spitfires and seventy-six different types of aircraft – and that person was Mary Wilkins.

Her story is one of the most remarkable and endearing of the war, as this young women, serving as a ferry pilot with the Air Transport Auxiliary, transported aircraft for the RAF, including fast fighter planes and huge four-engine bombers.