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Ann Wood-Kelly Photographs

Names:
Great Britain. Air Transport Auxiliary  Search this
Wood-Kelly, Ann  Search this
Extent:
0.01 Cubic feet (1 legal folder.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1942 - 1945
Summary:
This collection consists of six black and white prints of Ann Wood-Kelly during her career in the British Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA), 1942 to 1945.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of six black and white prints of Ann Wood-Kelly during her career in the British Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA), 1942 to 1945.
Arrangement:
No arrangment.
Biographical / Historical:
Ann Wood-Kelly (1918 - 2006) was educated in Philadelphia, Belgium, and at D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York. She took up flying and attended ground school through the Federal Government's Civilian Pilot Training Program (CPTP). Initially rejected for the all-male Bowdoin College flight training program, Wood-Kelly was accepted when the twelve-person program failed to locate a twelfth male applicant. She received her pilot's license in 1939, and in a short time she became a flight instructor herself in the Bowdoin program. In 1942 Wood-Kelly was recruited by Jacqueline Cochran to become one of the twenty-four American women flyers to serve in the British Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA). From 1942 to 1945, she ferried more than 900 planes of 75 different models to destinations in England and France. In recognition of her wartime service to the United Kingdom, Wood-Kelly was awarded the King's Medal by King George IV. After the war, she served as the First Assistant to America's first Civil Air Attaché, based at the US Embassy in London. Later Wood-Kelly returned to the United States where she held management positions for several airlines including Northeast Airlines, Pan American Airways, and Air New England. In 1964, she was appointed to the Women's Advisory Committee on Aviation by Lyndon B. Johnson. Throughout her aviation career Wood-Kelly was active in a variety of aviation organizations, including the National Aeronautic Association, the Aero Club of New England, and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA).
Provenance:
Vince Czaplyski, Gift, 2009, NASM.2019.0044
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Citation:
Ann Wood-Kelly Photographs, NASM.2019.0044, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2019.0044
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Ann Wood-Kelly Photographs
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2b5d000a1-ab0a-4c52-b44f-0b9aacf5fd4a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2019-0044
Online Media:

Spreading my wings : one of Britain's top women pilots tells her remarkable story from pre-war flying to breaking the sound barrier / Diana Barnato Walker ; foreword by Lord Shawcross

Author:
Walker, Diana Barnato  Search this
Subject:
Walker, Diana Barnato  Search this
Great Britain Air Transport Auxiliary  Search this
Physical description:
224 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Personal narratives, British
Biography
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
2003
1994
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, British  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Female  Search this
Airplanes--Ferrying  Search this
Women air pilots  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_730667

The female few : Spitfire heroines of the Air Transport Auxiliary / Jacky Hyams

Author:
Hyams, Jacky  Search this
Subject:
Great Britain Air Transport Auxiliary History  Search this
Physical description:
191 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
2012
20th century
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Transportation  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Female  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, British  Search this
Women air pilots--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1021556

Fly and deliver : a ferry pilot's log book / Hugh Bergel

Author:
Bergel, Hugh  Search this
Subject:
Great Britain Air Transport Auxiliary  Search this
Physical description:
126 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1982
Topic:
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Airplanes--Ferrying  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1023615

The forgotten pilots: a story of the Air Transport Auxiliary, 1939-45

Author:
Curtis, Lettice  Search this
Subject:
Curtis, Lettice  Search this
Great Britain Air Transport Auxiliary  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 337 p., 16 plates. illus., facsims., maps, ports. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1971
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, British  Search this
Women air pilots  Search this
Airplanes--Ferrying  Search this
Call number:
D786 .C87X
D786.C87X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_15711

Sisters in arms / Helen Schrader

Author:
Schrader, Helena  Search this
Subject:
Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.)  Search this
Great Britain Air Transport Auxiliary  Search this
Physical description:
298 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Great Britain
Date:
2006
Topic:
Air pilots, Military--History  Search this
Women air pilots--Public opinion  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, British  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_961177

Golden wings : the story of some of the women ferry pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary / by Alison King

Author:
King, Alison  Search this
Subject:
Great Britain Air Transport Auxiliary  Search this
Physical description:
191 p., xv p. of plates : ill., ports ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1956
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, British  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Women  Search this
Call number:
D786 .K52 1956
D786.K52 1956
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_272474

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