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Burns [née Pellew], Anne (1915–2001), aeronautical engineer and glider pilot, was born on 23 November 1915 at Elmersend, Malton Road, Heworth Without, near Flaxton, Yorkshire, the only daughter and the third of the five children of Captain (later Major) Fleetwood Hugo Pellew (1871–1961)...


Spicer [married name Pearse], Dorothy Norman (1908–1946), aviator and aeronautical engineer, was born on 31 July 1908 at Hadley Wood, Middlesex, the only daughter of Norman Spicer (d. 1936), a stockbroker, and his wife, Hilda Mary Sisterson. She was educated at the ...


Dorothy Norman Spicer (1908–1946) by Bassano, 1938 © National Portrait Gallery, London