W.73 *  First Officer  Mrs Patricia Annette 'Ann' Blackwell
 flag england b. 30 Mar 1913, Putney  24 Feb-42 to Dec-45 

 patricia blackwell 1939  RAeC 1939

     

 

nee Noble

Father: Major Bertram W Noble OBE ("Messrs. B. W. Noble. Ltd. insurance and reinsurance brokers, of London and Paris"), mother Kate Elsie [Buckland]

 

m. 24 Oct 1935 in Knightsbridge, George Wilson Blackwell

  The Bystander

"They met at the International Marine Insurance Conference at Montreux in September 1933"

  (George moved to Canada, then the USA in October 1945 and became an American citizen.)


Postings: 6FPP, 4FPP

 1942 ata wedding group ann blackwell bw5500  Naomi Allen on the left, Ann 2nd right. 1942?

 

1942 ata typhoon ann blackwell bw5400  Ann in a Typhoon [photos with thanks to Nicholas Thomas]

 

At least 4 Accidents, 1 her fault:

- 9 Aug 1942, a forced landing in Fairchild EV771, with a broken connecting rod

- 7 Nov 1942, in Hurricane I L1877, forced landing with low oil pressure and high oil temperature

- 20 Nov 1944, she failed to control a crosswind landing in Seafire III BF499, swung and damaged the port wing

- 20 Feb 1945, the tail wheel of Proctor III DX229 collapsed during landing


m. 1948 in Maidenhead, Hugh McLennan Kendall

 

d. Feb 1992 - Isle of Wight

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