WorldCat Identities

Walker, Diana Barnato

Overview
Works: 3 works in 11 publications in 1 language and 177 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Personal narratives‡vBritish 
Roles: Author
Classifications: TL540.W35, 940.544941
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Most widely held works about Diana Barnato Walker
 
Most widely held works by Diana Barnato Walker
Spreading my wings : one of Britain's top woman pilots tells her remarkable story by Diana Barnato Walker( )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The remarkable autobiography of a pioneering female aviator who left a privileged life to serve in World War II. Her father was a millionaire race-car driver who became chairman of Bentley Motors, and her grandfather cofounded the De Beers mining company. But by the late 1930s, debutante Diana Barnato had enough of her affluent, chaperoned existence and sought excitement in flying'soloing at Brooklands after only six hours' training. Joining the Air Transport Auxiliary in 1941 to help ferry aircraft to squadrons and bases throughout the country, she flew scores of different aircraft'fighters, bombers, and trainers'in all kinds of conditions, and without a radio. By 1945, Barnato had lost many friends, a fiance, and a husband'but she continued to fly. In 1962 she was awarded the Jean Lennox Bird Trophy for notable achievement in aviation, but her greatest moment was yet to come, when in 1963 she flew a Lightning through the sound barrier, becoming "the fastest woman in the world." Spreading My Wings is her remarkable memoir, brimming with history and adventure
Spreading my wings by Diana Barnato Walker( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spreading my wings - one of britains top women pilots tells her remarkable by Diana Barnato Walker( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Barnato, Diana

Diana Barnato Walker aviadora británica

Diana Barnato Walker aviatrice anglaise

Diana Barnato Walker britische Pilotin

Diana Barnato Walker British aviator

Diana Barnato Walker Brits pilote (1918-2008)

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Languages
English (10)