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Elsie Joy Davison

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Elsie Joy Davison (née Muntz) (14 March 1910 – 18 July 1940), aviator and airline director

1910 Elsie Joy Muntz was born in Canada.

1929 She started flying.

1933 Married William Frank Davison

1936 Founder of Utility Airways with her husband. She was the country's first female director of an airline company

1940 She died serving with the Air Transport Auxiliary, becoming the first female British aviator to die in World War II.

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